D. Ventura Ribeira Sacra Do Burato 2012

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The Losada family recognized the potential here and called on an old winemaker friend to help them craft the wine that they knew Ribeira Sacra could produce. Thanks to the unique microclimate created by the higher elevation terraces of over 80 year old vines that provide the fruit for the Viña do Burato, this wine is finer and more elegant than the other offerings from D. Ventura. The wine is light in aspect with floral and fresh fruit aromas; its palate is medium bodied with rose petal and red fruit flavors that are framed by fresh tannins.

Region: Spain » Galicia » Ribeira Sacra
Winery: D. Ventura
Color: Red
Varietal: Mencia
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Editorial Reviews for D. Ventura Ribeira Sacra Do Burato

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/11/2008

Opening with spicy , sappy red berry fruits and a flourish of sweet herbal tones this if fresh and bright smelling. Gentle though grippy tannins and juicy acids combine for an easy but not soft mouthfeel that highlights the minerally, almost salty red fruits of this crisp, crunchy,fresh wine. Guzzle it up! 91pts


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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/20/2013

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External Reviews for D. Ventura Ribeira Sacra Do Burato

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

The Losada family recognized the potential here and called on an old winemaker friend to help them craft the wine that they knew Ribeira Sacra could produce. Thanks to the unique microclimate created by the higher elevation terraces of over 80 year old vines that provide the fruit for the Viña do Burato, this wine is finer and more elegant than the other offerings from D. Ventura. The wine is light in aspect with floral and fresh fruit aromas; its palate is medium bodied with rose petal and red fruit flavors that are framed by fresh tannins. - WineryGrapes: 100% MencíaVine age: 80+ yearsSoil: SlateFarming: Non-certified organicVinification: Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steal.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 12/24/2014

The Losada family recognized the potential here and called on an old winemaker friend to help them craft the wine that they knew Ribeira Sacra could produce. Thanks to the unique microclimate created by the higher elevation terraces of over 80 year old vines that provide the fruit for the Viña do Burato, this wine is finer and more elegant than the other offerings from D. Ventura. The wine is light in aspect with floral and fresh fruit aromas; its palate is medium bodied with rose petal and red fruit flavors that are framed by fresh tannins. - Winery Grapes: 100% Mencía Vine age: 80+ years Soil: Slate Farming: Non-certified organic Vinification: Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steal.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 11/03/2011

(all mencia, no oak): Vivid purple. Cherry and black raspberry scents are perked up by cracked pepper and floral topnotes. Fresh, sharply defined red and dark berry flavors show lovely purity and precision. Firm acids and fine-grainedtannins add spine and lift the sappy, persistent finish. This is a baby. The 2010 Vina do Burato is a grapy, Beaujolais-like offering that offers up enticing aromas of mineral, balsamic, and black raspberry. Concentrated and lively on the palate, this nicely proportioned effort will provide enjoyment over the next 3 years.


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Vintage: 2010 09/28/2011

The "sacred banks" of the Sil and Miño rivers, just inland from Rías Baixas in Galicia, are so steep that they demand careful and laborious hand-harvesting. Ventura's old vines, along with his abhorrence of filtration and chemical yeasts, give this dark-fruited, pulpy wine its succulence. The wine is 100% Mencia, the grape of Bierzo, its neighboring DO. Unlike many of the jammier offerings of Bierzo, this Mencia has rusticity and fresh, punchy acidity reminiscent of a Cru Beaujolais.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 11/18/2010

Bright violet. Redcurrant, black raspberry and floral aromas are complicated by a whiff of graphite. Shows very good sweetness and energy to its spicy, bright red fruit flavors. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and intense spiciness. This pure and exhilarating wine will be extremely flexible with food.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

ST: 90 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/25/2008

The "sacred banks" of the Sil and Mi¤o rivers, just inland from R¡as Baixas in Galicia, are so steep that they demand careful and laborious hand-harvesting. Ventura's old vines, along with his abhorrence of filtration and chemical yeasts, give this dark-fruited, pulpy wine its succulence. The wine is 100 % Mencia, the grape of its neighboring DO, Bierzo. Unlike many of the jammier offerings of Bierzo, this Mencia has rusticity and fresh, punchy acidity reminiscent of a cru Beaujolais.


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The Losada family recognized the potential here and called on an old winemaker friend to help them craft the wine that they knew Ribeira Sacra could produce. Thanks to the unique microclimate created by the higher elevation terraces of over 80 year old vines that provide the fruit for the Viña do Burato, this wine is finer and more elegant than the other offerings from D. Ventura. The wine is light in aspect with floral and fresh fruit aromas; its palate is medium bodied with rose petal and red fruit flavors that are framed by fresh tannins.

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