Vicente Gandia ‘Dolmo’ Ribera del Duero 2017
Vicente Gandia is a century-old winery founded in Valencia in 1885 and is now managed by the 4th generation of the family. Since its founding Vicente Gandia has built an international reputation for creating wines of exceptional quality at affordable prices. In order to keep prices down most of the wines they make are declassified Spanish table wines. However, they make two higher-end appellation wines: a Rioja and this Ribera del Duero. Made from 100% Tempranillo grown own 25+ year old vines, their Ribera del Duero shows a complex weaving of fresh red and stewed black fruits together with subtle vanilla notes from spending 4 months in French and American oak barrels. This hearty-style wine begs for grilled and stewed meats.