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Roble 2019

Convento San Francisco

This is Convento’s ‘young wine’, but it is no flimsy waif. On the contrary this is a solid, robust yet silky wine made from Tempranillo vines of 25 – 45 years of age.

Grown at around 900 metres above sea level on sand, gravel, red clay and stony limestone, the wine offers a degree of complexity and structure that belies its price and presents a superb entry point to the excellent wines of Ribera del Duero.

Aged for around 5 months in 500 litre Bordeaux barrels made from a combination of 50% French and 50% American oak barrels, with this the winery’s aim to put fruit and terroir first has been accomplished. Vibrant purple in the glass, fantastic purity of fruit on the nose, plums, and spice, juicy and finely balanced on the palate.