Don Miguel Riserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Bodegas Comenge
Don Miguel Riserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Bodegas Comenge
Aromas of dry herbs, hay and straw, and a hint of cereals, but not as much oak as you might expect. The palate has some grainy tannins and moderate acidity, and is quite powerful. 12,985 bottles produced.

Country and Region: Spain,Ribera del Duero

Classification: Ribera del Duero DO

Producer: Bodegas Comenge

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon | Tempranillo

Vinification: The Don Miguel Comenge single vineyard is just 2.80 hectares planted with Tempranillo and 2.12 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. This last variety rarely reaches perfect maturity in Ribera del Duero and generally stays out of the final assemblage and is only added in the best years. This vineyard called “Pago de las Hontanillas” is located in the town of Pesquera de Duero on a predominantly limestone and clay hillside, between 870 and 900m of altitude and south facing. Bodegas Comenge practice exclusively organic farming. The average yield is about eight or nine clusters per vine, obtaining yields between 3,400 and 4,100 kg per hectare, distributed among the 3,500 plants per hectare; which means about one kilo of grapes per plant. The grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes, early in the morning, avoiding the warmest part of the day.

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: Robert Parker, 89 points

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 233.70

Bottle Price: £ 38.95