Villacreces covers 110 hectares and sits next to the Duero River, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero's Golden Mile. The estate is divided into 15 plots of Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and framed by century old pine trees, which contribute to both the beauty and the ecology of the vineyards. The microclimate created by the surrounding pine forest protects the estate from the worst weather conditions. Finca Villacreces is a single estate that benefits from the wide variety of soils found within it: sandy, alluvial and stony. The winery is situated at 700 metres above sea level. Its climate is one of extremes, including significant temperature variations, long winters and dry summers with low rainfall. Nevertheless, winemaking focuses on quality to produce wines with personality.
The winemaking process is meticulous in detail. We first harvest and then select individual bunches of grapes by hand. The grapes are then sorted by a jet of air in a process called mistral. Each vineyard plot is vinified separately in small fermentation tanks or sometimes in small wooden vats. The wines are aged in barrels made from French oak and are controlled for time and temperature based on the vintage.
The wine has been produced with the grapes coming from our 64 hectares of vineyards in our state by the banks of the Duero river. The blending combines 90% of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon . The yields were particularly low for this 2005 vintage, less than 3000 kg/hectare. Deep purple colour. Complex nose, with intense aromas of mocha, graphite, wild cranberries and cassis. In the mouth it displays a meaty structure, with plenty of spicy dark berries, a good balance and an amazingly long finish. The tannins are well integrated, though will be better in 4-6 years. Drink up to 2027.
This wine comes from 64 hectares of own vineyards located in the state of Finca Villacreces planted around 1980. The harvest is manual in 15 kg crates and the grapes are double selected in sorting table. Alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation are done in stainless steel vats with double pissage. This wine has a deep, black cherry color. It shows aromas of red fruit embodied with toffee, oaky hints from the ageing in French barrel revealing a sweet and fruity wine on the mouth. On the mouth reminiscences of ripen fruit and licorice are found. It offers a pleasant and soft aftertaste.
This is the top wine of Finca Villacreces. The grapes are picked up from low-yield old vine single vineyard planted in Olmedillo surroundings. The harvest is manual in 15 kg crates and double selected in sorting table. Alcoholic fermentation is done in special stainless steel vats with double pissage and on the other hand, malolactic fermentation is done in new French oak barrels. Tasting notes: Glass-coating opaque purple with a flamboyant bouquet of mocha, coffee, spice box, floral note, and wild blackberry. On the palate, the wine is packed with layer upon layer of spicy black fruits, superb length, and well concealed tannins. It has a soft, toasted aftertaste.