Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2011 Vina Sastre Roble, raised in second-use oak barrel for six months, seems a little disjointed after the superlative 2010, although it still offers plenty of wild strawberry and dark plum aromas that settle down with a modicum of aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a bright, sparky entry of cassis and red cherry fruit infused with dried orange rind and white pepper. The palate is very well-balanced with crisp acidity, great harmony and superb length in the mouth. Like the 2010, there is convincing poise and tension: a Roble that exudes a sense of place. Drink 2013-2018”. 90 Points
Intense cherry colour with purple edges.
Very powerful and complex, with notes of wild fruit and red berries, with lightly roasted notes and a light mineral touch.
Very balanced with a smooth and well-integrated fruity attack, easy and pleasant to drink.
DISHES THAT GO WELL WITH THIS WINE
Charkuterier, pasta, risrätter, kött- och vilträtter som biff bourguignon eller stekt anka, kaningryta.
Serve at around 17°C.
Ribera del Duero’s reputation has grown due to its high-quality red wines made mainly from Tempranillo grapes. Tempranillo is the most popular grape variety, locally known as Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais. Wines from this grape are pigmented, with a firm tannin structure and complex aromas of dark fruit.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Founded in 1992, Bodegas Hermanos Sastre, S.L. has maintained a traditional way of growing and producing with the utmost respect for the land. They strive to produce quality wines with a unique character that offers the taste and pleasure found in each vintage: richness, density, sweetness, elegance, race, purity and freshness.