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Juan Carlos Vizcarra is a man of intensity, passion, and incredible ambition. Though his family has grown grapes in northern DO Ribera del Duero for more than four generations, he was the first to make estate-bottled wine from this fruit starting in 1991. The story goes that when he was a boy, he noticed that the historic estates of Vega Sicilia and Pesquera would come to his family in bad vintages to buy fruit. Realizing that his family must have truly special vineyards of the highest quality, Juan Carlos took it upon himself to begin producing wines to express this blessed terroir and heritage.
2021 91 T Atkin; 2019 91 T Atkin
100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
VINIFICATION AND AGING:
Fermentation in stainless steel then aged for 7 months in new 500-liter French oak barrels on the lees
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:
The vineyard is called Valcabero and it is located in the town of Mambrilla de Castrejón