Ribera del Duero wines continue to impress and this is another good example.
The term “Cather”, originates in the Greek, Katharois, meaning “Pure.” This origin is in turn reflected in the purity and authenticity of this wine from the privileged area of Ribera del Duero, Gumiel de Mercado, an ancient winemaking area full of subterranean cellars cut out of rock.
The vines used for Cathar Roble are planted at 829 m above sea level and are low yielding – about 2.5kgs per vine. The Cathar wines are made in modern facilities in which gravity is used during every step of the winemaking process, in order to maintain the health of the grape and purity of fruit. The result is an intense nose of cherry and plums with added spice and leather. On the palate it is a medium to full-bodied, silky and smooth.
6 months in French oak. 100% Tempranillo, 25 years old vines from Finca de Revillalcepo.
Vines: planted at 829m above sea level and low yielding.