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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Bodegas O. Fournier Urban Ribera 2009
Bodegas O. Fournier Urban Ribera 2009
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A fragrant bouquet of scorched earth, violets, and black cherry that leaps from the glass. Smooth-textured and suave on the palate, it has loads of succulent black fruit, silky tannins, excellent depth and grip, and a juicy finish.
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About Bodegas O. Fournier:

The winery´s objective is to produce high quality wines using grapes from our vineyards with a total production of 250,000 bottles from a current 80,000 bottles. Marian Santamaría is responsible for producing the wine. José Spisso, Head Winemaker for the Group, assists her during his trips to the Ribera del Duero winery.

The main asset of the winery is its vineyard. The estate has 105 Has. of which 60 are planted with vines. The main variety is Tinta del País (tempranillo) with one Ha. of Merlot. The estate is within the Ribera del Duero D.O.

The soils at Finca El Pinar, are mostly pebblestone coming from the nearby Duero river. There are also certain parts of the estate with sandy soils. At between 60-100 cm., there is a clay layer that allows water retention from rainfall. The soil is extremely poor in organic material and with excellent drainage. Pebblestones also allow for better maturity of the grapes through heat radiation during the night time.

In light of the poorness of the soil, the age of the vineyard, the plant density and the pruning, yields never exceed 3,000 kg. per Ha. Our objective is to maintain them at 2,000 kg. per Ha.