Overview of the Wine
In the late 1990s Burgos native José María Basconcillos sought virgin land in Ribera del Duero to accentuate the region’s Continental climatic extremes and to provide the perfect conditions for organic viticulture. He found it in a private hunting property of 125 acres near Gumiel de Izán at the northernmost extreme of the region, at an altitude of over 3300 feet. Location of the earliest monastic vineyards in the area, Dominio Basconcillos represents a return to the high slopes.
Using cuttings from ungrafted vines in the nearby wine growing communities of
Gumiel de Izán and Peñaranda de Duero, native Tinta del País (Tempranillo) clones
were obtained for in-field grafting in 2001. The undulating and sloping terrain offers
varied soil types (chalk, sand, clay, loam) and diversity of terroir.
Aged six months in French oak. Selected grapes from limestone
and gravel soils.
Vineyards: The undulating and sloping terrain offers varied soil types (chalk,
sand, clay, loam) and diversity of terroir within the contiguous
property. Viticulture is 100% organic.
Winemaking: Grapes are harvested and sorted by hand into gravity flow process in temperature controlled tanks with spontaneous fermentation via native yeasts. Bottled without clarification treatments, filtration or cold-stabilization.
Winemaker: Francisco Barona
Grape / Blend
D.O. Ribera del Duero — Gumiel de Izán, Spain
Ripeness is tempered by intense freshness of flavor, with soft
tannins. A supple, deeply fruity yet elegant style that deftly combines oak spice and
Product size: 750ml