APPELATION: Ribera del Duero
VARIETALS: 100% Tempranillo
ABOUT THE WINE: A pure, elegant expression of Ribera del Duero. Derived from gravity-fed winemaking and meticulous attention to detail, Senda del Oro showcases the freshness and minerality that is so often obscured with over-extraction in Ribera. Juan Carlos Vizcarra is a man of intensity, passion, and incredible ambition. Though his family has grown grapes in northern DO Ribera del Duero for more than four generations, he was the first to make estate-bottled wine from this fruit starting in 1991. The story goes that when he was a boy, he noticed that the historic estates of Vega Sicilia and Pesquera would come to his family in bad vintages to buy fruit. Realizing that his family must have truly special vineyards of the highest quality, Juan Carlos took it upon himself to begin producing wines to express this blessed terroir and heritage.
TASTING NOTES: red fruit, raspberry, spice cake, floral
PAIRING: Take rosemary, thyme and garlic, and mince them all together. Season the lamb heavily and throw it on the grill. Ribera del Duero has a rustic and hearty nature, and this wine meets those expectations, but works great with the season because it has a floral and fruit forward side.