Dominio Basconcillos Vina Magna Reserva 2014
The 2014 Dominio Basconcillos Vina Magna Reserva is rich and full-bodied, with elegant roundness punctuated by intense black fruit character. A late harvest of Tempranillo from Alto del Cura, an isolated high-elevation estate parcel over 80 years old, informs this complex wine.
DOMINIO BASCONCILLOS is an impressive family owned property located in Ribera Del Duero Designation of Origen, in Spain. We are pioneer in the development of sustainable viticulture at highest altitude for more than 20 years and produce fine signature wines, both conventional and organic.
Dominio Basconcillos has an ALTITUDE of 3200 ft. oversee level. We are one of the largest vineyards at high altitude (124 ac all together) not only in Spain but in all Europe/Old world.
Altitude produces wines with higher acidity are more aromatic, with higher sanitary level and with a significant phenolic load. Slow maturation in these conditions develops intense aromas and produces fine, elegant and fruity wines.
Our award-winning portfolio includes premium wines that feature exceptional craftsmanship, and international appeal from our classic DO range of Viña Magna Roble, Crianza and Reserva, to our Dominio Basconcillos ecologic and the new release called “Finca de Altura” (translated “Estate at Height”). This is a contemporary expression of Tempranillo produced at high altitude.
The estate-of-the art winery was designed on the Chateau concept where all the vineyards are planted around the winery to have a meticulous care of vineyard and a safe traceability from the vine to the bottle. DB´s culture of detail and limited productions offer unique experiences with new international, genuine and exclusive signature wines.
Ribera del Duero, Spanish wine region, is located in northen Spain’s Castilla y León region, just a 2-hour drive from Madrid. While winemaking in this area goes back more than 2000 years, it was in the 1980s that 9 wineries applied for and were granted Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status. Today, more than 300 wineries call Ribera del Duero home, including some of Spain’s most iconic names.
Notable Facts Ribera’s main grape variety, Tempranillo, locally know as Tinto Fino, is perfectly suited to the extreme climate of the region, where it must survive scorching summers and frigid winters. Low yields resulting from conscientious tending to old vines planted in Ribera’s diverse soils types, give Ribera wines a distinctive depth and complexity not found in other Tempranillos. Rich and full-bodied, the spice, dark fruit and smoky flavors in a bold Ribera del Duero will pair well with roasted and grilled meats, Mexican food and tomato-based sauces.
Notoriously food-friendly, long-lasting and Spain’s most widely planted grape, Tempranillo is the star variety of red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The Rioja terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva indicate both barrel and bottle time before release. Traditionally blended in Rioja with Garnacha, plus a bit of Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, the Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero typically stands alone. Somm Secret—Tempranillo claims many different names depending on location. In Penedès, it is called Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo plays an important role in Port wine.