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2008 Valsanzo 'Vall Sanzo' Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $17   From: $12   To: $17

Score: 91  
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
91/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 Bronze

Price History for 2008 Valsanzo 'Vall Sanzo' Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain
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Grape Variety

Tempranillo is the grape variety that forms the backbone of some of the finest red wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja and Ribera del Duero has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal the variety is widely used in the Douro Valley both for table wines and fortified wines (Port). Tempranillo vines have been successfully adopted in the New World, especially in California, Argentina and Australia.

A thick-skinned variety with a high anthocyanin count that makes for deep-colored wines with moderate tannins, Temp ...more


Region
  • Ribera del Duero is an important wine-producing area in Castilla y Leon, northern Spain. Its reputation is largely thanks to the high-quality of its red Tempranillo-based wines, the best examples of which are renowned throughout the world. The capital of Ribera del Duero is the historic town of Aranda de Duero, which boasts a series of antique underground cellars (bodegas) built to store wine. The interconnecting cellars reach a depth of 40ft (12m) in places. Despite a long history of winemaking, Ribera del Duero was not awarded DO status until 1982. A corresponding Consejo Regulador (wine-regulating authority) was then established to administer it.

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  • Castilla y Leon, in the northern half of the central Iberian Plateau, is the largest of Spain's 17 administrative regions. It accounts for about one-fifth of the country's total surface area and stretches roughly 220 miles (355km) from the centre of Spain almost all the way to the north coast. Equally wide, it connects its famous neighbor Rioja with the border of Portugal.

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