Bodega La Milagrosa Milcampos Vinas Viejas 2009
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
Sourced from 50 year old vines. It displays aromas of earthy black fruits, espresso, and blackberry leading to a vibrant medium-bodied wine with excellent concentration and balance.
The Wine Advocate - "The dense purple 2009 Milcampos Vinas Viejas was sourced from older vines and aged for 10 months in new American and Hungarian oak. Brooding black fruits, lavender, cinnamon, clove, soy, and pepper inform the nose of this powerful effort. It delivers greater density than the Milcampos bottling and will evolve for 2-3 years. Drink this lengthy effort from 2013 to 2021. "
Bodega La Milagrosa Winery
The winery was founded in 1962 to make wine from grapes harvested in the villages of Milagros, Pardilla, Montejo de la Vega y de la Serrezuela, Torregalindo and Fuentenebro.
Located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, at an altitude of 825 meters on the border between the provinces of Burgos and Segovia, the climate gives the wines body and promotes the development of the varieties in the areas. This, combined, with the handcrafted care of our partners guarantees the quality of our grapes. View all Bodega La Milagrosa Wines
About Ribera del Duero(rib-EHR-ah del dwehr-oh)
Notable FactsThe wines of Ribera del Duero are mainly red – white wines here are not exported or revered. The reds come primarily from a variation of Tempranillo, called Tinto Fino or Tinto del Pais in this region. Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon are also used, but not so often. The best wines of the area are refreshing yet sturdy and complex, with an ability to age and mature gracefully.
The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino and Verdejo. The popular red regions of Spain include Rioja, known for its outstanding wines of the Tempranillo grape; Ribera del Duero, producing high quality reds from Tempranillo and Garnacha; Galacia, with the sub-region of Rias Baixas, home to the deliciously crisp and floral Albarino grape; and Priorat, a region increasing in popularity with its high-quality cult reds. Other regions of note are Rueda, growing the Verdejo grape, La Mancha, a wide desert region, covered in the most planted white variety in the world, Airen, and Jumilla, making wines based on Monastrell (Mourvedre).
Spain's wine laws are based on the Denominacion de Origen (DO) classification system, devised in the 1930's. A four tiered system, the most basic level is Vina de Mesa (table wine) followed by Vino de la Tierra (country wine), DO and at the top DOC. Currently, only Rioja and Priorat have DOC status, while over 65 DO's scatter the country.
Most DO regions are classified and regulated by how long they age the wines. On a red wine label, one may find the terms Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, denoting the wine's barrel and bottle time. Crianza is usually two years between barrel and bottle (the time in each depends on the DO and/or the winemaker), Reserva up to 4 years and Gran Reserva 5 – 6 years. Classifications of each region and wine are controlled by the region's Consejo Regulador.
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6 ratings, 2 with reviews54/4/2012
full ody long finish very fine excellent value42/29/201242/5/201241/17/2012Lauren Harnatkiewicz - Greensboro, NC311/2/2011
- Earthy & Spicy
This wine was very smooth and light. Tasted like a Merlot. No aftertaste at all. In that regard, it was almost thirst quenching. One is inclined to gulp it. Very odd. We liked it but won't buy again at 17.99. If sold for less than 15.00, maybe, but I can find others with a tad more flavor for less than this.Reilyn - Houston, TX49/9/2011
- Light & Fruity
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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