Flor de Silos Ribera del Duero 2016

Traditional Price €75
WineSpark Price €41.28
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Oscar doesn’t know exactly how old the vines behind this wine are, but they are at least 120 years old. They are super gnarly and withered, with roots reaching down 20-30 metres for nutrients. 

The amount of Tempranillo fruit each vine produces is tiny, there’s only enough for 10 barrels each year.

But the fruit is insanely concentrated and complex in flavour. It’s the perfect raw material to create a world-class red capable of ageing for decades.

It then sits in French oak for 18 months to produce the most decadent, luxurious and powerful Spanish red you could possibly imagine.

Thanks to the WineSpark model, you don’t overpay for iconic reds like this.

Wine type

Red 

Grape(s)

100% Tempranillo

Country

Spain 

Region of origin

Ribera del Duero

Appellation

D.O Ribera del Duero

Vintage

2016

Alcohol %

14

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

16 - 18 months

Type of Oak

French Oak, dried for 3 years

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

No

Average age of vines

80 years old, some pre-phylloxera.

Average altitude of vines (m)

900 meters

Soil type(s)

Predominately sandy

Closure Type

Natural

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

15 years

Ideal drinking window

2024 - 2030


It was on a trip early in my wine career to see Oscar and his sister Amelia that I properly fell in love with Ribera del Duero.

Ribera is right beside Rioja in northern Spain but because it sits on an elevated plain, the days are hotter and nights are colder. So the wines tend to be more powerful, but also fresher. It’s the perfect recipe for creating ultra-premium and long-lived reds.

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Donal Collins (Carrickmacross)

Superb wine. got better as glasses were poured. silky smooth.
4 stars only for premium price. Value always comes into it for me. at this price while it can be a matter opinion I would be expecting top notch stuff. This was very good.

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