Technical Data Finca Villacreces
Type of wine: Red
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Type of bottle: Bordeaux
Capacity (cl): 75
Graduation (% vol.): 13,50
Winery: Finca Villacreces
RegionsDenomination Ribera del Duero
Barrel type: French Oak
Permanence in barrel: 14 months
Serving temperature : 16º-18º C.
Town: Quintanilla de Onesimo
The first bibliographical data on the existence of this estate on the banks of the Duero belong to its first settler, the Franciscan friar Pedro de Villacreces, from whom it takes its name. Along with him, a group of clergymen, including San Pedro Regalado, patron saint of Valladolid, settled in that privileged moorland to dedicate themselves to prayer and the cultivation of the land, which already had a small vineyard for their own consumption and that of nearby monasteries.
For several centuries, Villacreces was a retreat centre for Franciscan hermits dedicated to reflection and penance, as well as field work and the observation of nature. With the arrival of the disentailment of Mendizábal, in 1836, these lands passed into private hands, specifically to the Marquisate of Teodosio Alonso-Pesquera, Senator of the Kingdom with Alfonso XIII, who shortly afterwards granted a royal concession for which Finca Villacreces has rights over the water of the Duero.
Tasting Notes Cata Nebro
Intense cherry, with garnet tones. Great varietal expression, with ripe fruit and mineral nuances. In the mouth it is round, greasy, voluptuous, with ripe tannins. Long and persistent.