Goyo García Viadero "Finca Los Quemados" Ribera del Duero 2017
Tempranillo｜Ribera del Duero, Spain
We'll get straight to it – this wine is a religious, emotional experience. Goyo Garcia Viadero, along with his wife Diana, are progressively-minded yet old-school adherents of the ancient way of making wine: stewarding old-vine plantings and growing them naturally, dry-farmed, and organically. Read on for more detail or just skip straight to buying your allocation, available only here; limit six bottles/person until sold out.
At dizzying heights at 2800 feet elevation, their landscape in Ribera del Duero looks as if it could be Mars. Each vine is head-trained, spaced up to three meters apart, dry-farmed, and yields only two bunches of grapes per vine.
This wine is 100% Tempranillo and uniquely Ribera in character. Deep, dense, and brooding, with layer upon layer of unfolding flavors.
Our notes from the recent tasting: Ripe boysenberry, crushed tarragon, licorice, anise, woodsmoke, mesquite, silky and spicy leather, velvet, blackberry, brambly black fruit, boysenberry, currant, wild thyme, cigar leaf.
We consider this wine a "grand cru" Ribera del Duero, on par with some of the finest wines in the world. A wine of this caliber from another region would cost two to three times the price. There are few wines that bring as much pleasure and sensual overload as this one, let alone for the humble $55 we're offering.
Decant this wine for at least an hour or two before enjoying if you drink now. Words can't fully describe the complexity of the aromatics, texture, and profundity of this wine. It will age for another twenty years, easily. Amazing.
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