Conde de San Cristobal winery is owned by the prestigious business partnership Grupo Vinicola Marques de Vargas. The vineyards and winery are located close to Penafiel on the Pago de Valdestremero Estate, renowned for centuries for the excellent grape growing conditions. The philosophy of the partnership is consistent with that of its Rioja and Rias Baixas wines - to produce the highest quality wine, made from grapes grown on estate owned vineyards, in limited production. This project gives the Grupo Vinicola Marques de Vargas a strong presence in the three most prestigious wine growing regions in Spain.
Jorge Peique Valle On Process
Production is limited and is dedicated exclusively to premium red wines. During the harvest, a rigorous selection of grapes is essential. Each variety and plot are vinified separately. After the grapes have passed through a vibrating selection table, cold maceration takes place for 9 to 12 days in stainless steel tanks, before fermentation. The wine is pumped over and an automatic remontage system breaks the “hat” daily during the fermentation process. New French, Russian and American oak barrels are used for their ageing. Total control is maintained along the entire process, from the vine to the bottle, conceived with the intention of achieving the highest degree of quality within a prestigious D.O., as is the Ribera del Duero. The result are wines that show great potential for development in the bottle, where their structure and aromas are refined with the passing of time.
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A bright deep dark cherry coloured wine with violet tints. The nose is lifted and very expressive. Ripe blackberry, fresh blackcurrants enriched with ripe red berries and soft touch of floral scent & red earth. On the palate generous fruit flavours, silky tannin structure and fresh finish. It offers exotic spice and a mineral, earthy edge that develops in a complex, very elegant and lingering aftertaste. Undoubtedly wine that surprises.
Raices 2007 Reserva Especial is a new wine launched on the International markets in a very limited edition and aspiring to become a real treasure of our winery. Raices is an extraordinary and singular wine with great finesse whose name refers to the very essence of every existence, the mother earth, the tradition and the true spirit of avant-garde and modern winemaking. A bright deep dark cherry colour with intense maroon, dark-chocolaty rims. On the nose wonderful array of mineral aromas, fresh earth and fine lees. Powerful, inspiring and very complex. Inimitably revealing all the great aspects of the terroir & personality of a wine from Ribera del Duero. On the palate voluptuous and velvety texture that expands with a thunderous power