Quality Ribera del Duero wine can be very expensive, but this organic example is terrific value. Made from Tempranillo (known locally as Tinto Fino), it has more power and body than Rioja, but due to the altitude and cool nights of the Ribera region, it has a great spine of acidity. The colour is dark and rich, with a ruby tint that complements the delightful, expressive aromas of vanilla and cooked plum. The tannins are both dry and soft, and there are hints of ripe damson on the palate to match the robust structure of the oak-aged wine. It is a vigorous wine that is highly drinkable, and one that ages well when left in the bottle for a few years.
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2016 vintage)
The vineyards of Basconcillos are planted at 1000 metres above sea level, where they have excellent exposure to the sun whilst having the opportunity to rest during the cooler evenings offered by the altitude.