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Martin Berdugo

Martin Berdugo
2016 Joven, Ribera del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Ribera del Duero

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.50
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Martin Berdugo
2016 Joven, Ribera del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Ribera del Duero

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of wild raspberry candy, shiso, peony, and clay and sassafras with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long finish that presents accents of meringue, leather, coriander, and glazed fruits and nuts with chewy tannins. Explosive aromas of ripe raspberries shine in this fresh-style Ribera del Duero.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry candy, shiso, peony, and clay and sassafras
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of meringue, leather, coriander, and glazed fruits and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak With Chimichurri, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Explosive aromas of ripe raspberries shine in this fresh-style Ribera del Duero.

The Producer

Bodega y Viñedos Martin Berdugo

The Producer
Camino de la Colonia s/n
Burgos, Aranda de Duero 09400
Spain
34 -947506331

Ribera del Duero

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Ribera del Duero is one of the most celebrated red wine regions in Spain; it is located in the north central section of the country. While vineyards have been planted in this territory for thousands of years, the designation of this area as an official wine region (a D.O or Denominacion de Origen) was created in the 1970s.

Ribera del Duero wines are made primarily from the Tinto Fino grape, the local name for Tempranillo. While a few examples are 100% Tinto Fino, most offerings include other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and/or Malbec.

As with Rioja, there are different levels of aging; these wines are designated as crianza (two years aging with at least 12 months in oak), riserva (three years aging, minimum 12 months in oak) and Gran Riserva (five years aging, minimum 3 years in oak.)

These wines are among the richest and most forward reds in Spain and influential wine critics such as Robert Parker celebrated these wines, awarding them scores in the mid 90s on his 100-point scale. Deeply colored with ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit with notes of tobacco, bacon and eucalyptus, there is generally ample oak along with rich tannins. The Riservas and Gran Riservas, offer great complexity and can drink well for up to twenty years. Pair these wines with most wild game, grilled pork, roast veal and most red meats.