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Ferratus 

"I love the days of harvest, intense days of sun, cold, rain, mud, impossible roads, confidences in the SUV, laughter and screams of nerves, back pains and grapes."

 

His relationship with wine began as "a love at first sight". You can make wine for various reasons but when you consciously do it for real passion, in an almost visceral way, what you do becomes part of you and part of you becomes part of your creation.

This is what happens between María Luisa Cuevas and Ferratus, María Luisa is Ferratus and Ferratus is María Luisa.

 

The treatment with respect and naturalness to the vineyard, looking for balanced productions and harvesting in optimal conditions, with samples to analyze and know the best phenological moment that must coincide with the best sensations in the tasting of the grapes (visual, tactile, gustatory sensations...) is the secret of Emmanuel Ivars to elaborate the extraordinary wines

of Ferratus.

 

THE ENTHUSIASM AND THE STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO

Pago de Santa Cruz

 

The Pago de Santa Cruz, deserves a point and apart.

In it the Cuevas Jiménez family owns five vineyards, four of them bordering, planted more than 50 years ago. Five vineyards, among the oldest in the region, protected in a natural way against adverse weather

FERRATUS AØ

coupage

100% Tempranillo

Strains between 20 and 30 years.

vineyards

15 hectares of old vines over 40 years old in clayey, calcareous and sometimes sandy soils or pebbles, are vineyards of slope and height, in different selected payments of the Ribera del Duero in La Horra, Quintana del Pidio, Gumiel del Mercado and Gumiel de Izán.

 

harvest

Manual harvest in boxes of 14 kilos.

 

production

 

70.000 bottles of 750 ml.

 

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2017 · 92 points · James Suckling

2016 · 90 points · Robert parker

 

winemaking

Grapes collected by hand in boxes of 14 kg. and selected at the table in the winery itself. Performs alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.

aging

Between 10 and 12 months in French oak barrels and a small percentage of

American oak.

 

tasting notes

This Tempranillo of medium aging, speaks for its colorful cherry red with abundant violets, life and energy. The nuances and complexity of your stay in the barrel (tobacco, chocolate or vanilla) make FERRATUS AØ a round, contemporary and avant-garde wine in its style, with the necessary strength to consider it a discovery.

 

FERRATUS ORIGEN 

coupage

100% Tempranillo

Strains between 60 and 80 years.

vineyards

15 hectares of old vines over 40 years old in clayey, calcareous and sometimes sandy soils or pebbles, are vineyards of slope and height, in different selected payments of the Ribera del Duero in La Horra, Quintana del Pidio, Gumiel del Mercado and Gumiel de Izán.

 

harvest

Manual harvest in boxes of 15 kilos.

 

production

27.000 bottles of 750 ml.

 

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2013 · 91 points · Robert M. Parker

2013 · 92 points · James Suckling

 

winemaking

Grapes picked by hand in boxes of 15 kg. and double selection at the table.

Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels.

aging

Minimum of 14 months in new French (95%) and American (5%) oak barrels.

 

tasting notes

Of beautiful intense red color of high layer. When serving it in the cup slowly long tears of glycerin fall, which speak of the high quality of the wine. On the nose, aromas of red and black fruit are discovered and, it brings back memories of the violet candies of our childhood. Its passage through barrel, always subtle, provides notes of tobacco and chocolate, and confers great complexity. When drinking it awakens a pleasant overall sensation, due to its velvety tannins, at the same time that its character and power are evident.

 

FERRATUS SENSACIONES 

coupage

100% Tempranillo

Strains between 60 and 70 years.

vineyards

Viñas del Pago de Santa Cruz, La Horra (Burgos). Old vines over 60 years old in clayey, calcareous and sometimes sandy soils or pebbles, are vineyards of slope and height.

 

harvest

Grapes picked by hand in boxes of 15 kg and double selection in table, bunch by bunch, grape by grape.

 

production

7.030 bottles of 750 ml.

 

ribera del duero, the best ribera del duero, vinos distintos, ferratus, spanish wine from ribera del duero

2011 · 90 points · Robert M. Parker

2011 · 92 points · James Suckling

2011 · 94 points · Guía Peñín

 

winemaking

After the selected manual harvest of tight productions with a balanced number of bunches per plant and small berries (since they are more than 50 years old each produces bunches counted) another selection of the best bunches is made in the first table and in a second it is again selected and grain by grain, grape by grape. Once elaborated, it rests 15 months in new French oak barrels

aging

Minimum of 15 months in new French

oak barrels.

 

tasting notes

Explosion of forest fruits, blueberries and violets. Chocolate and tobacco notes, as a result of its aging in barrels, with a mineral touch very characteristic of FERRATUS Sensations. The palate has volume, is structured, complete and long. In summary:

it is pure stimulation.

 

manual selection

Tempranillo grapes are selected by hand upon arrival at the winery