Prado Rey Roble 2015
This great Ribera del Duero, pairs perfectly with roasted meats, game, red or cured meats, Iberian cured meat, cheese and oily fish. It may also be served before a meal such is its quality and subtlety.
In 1600 his descendant the Duke of Lerma initiated its exploitation as an agricultural and livestock farm and also built the Palace.
The estate belonged to the Crown until the 19th century when it became the property of the Duke of Caldas who sublet it. After 1921 it became privately owned and became a model for the running of both agriculture and livestock.
Agronomist Javier Cremades, owner of the Real Sitio de Ventosilla estate, had always dreamt of having his own vineyards so he could produce his own wines.
He saw his dream come true by planting 520 hectares of vines in seven different terroir sites with up to 8 clones of Tempranillo grape, recovering vines of more than 100 years old that give PradoRey wines their high quality.
Situated within the estate is Bodegas y Viñedos Real Sitio de Ventosilla winery building, where PradoRey's Ribera de Duero D.O. wines are produced.
Recently built in Rueda is our other winery, PradoRey Rueda. Modern and innovative, its aim is to create a quality white wine faithful to PradoRey's philosophy.
Ribera del Duero 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.