Martin Berdugo Reserva
100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) grapes selected from the most mature plots in Berdugo’s unirrigated gravel vineyards
The fruit undergos a 3-5 day pre fermentation maceration after which fermentation is 7-9 days at 26-28C. After a further 24 day maceration it is pressed and rested on fine lees, including a slow malolactic fermentation, to aquire complexity.
It is aged 14-18 months in French and American oak.
Martin Berdugo are a modern, progressive, family company; easily witnessed by the contemporary architecture of the winery and their labels. Less obvious though is their constant evolving and experimentation with the wine making.
Martin Berdugo looks for improvement at every harvest and have a passion to bring what they call an “element of difference” to those who share their taste and wine philosophy: one of style, flair, communication, discovery and “the creation of unforgettable moments”.
The characteristic wild strawberry and juicy red cherry flavors are accompanied by subtle mineral nuance. Overall the layered fruit flavours combine with a velvety structure .
Reserva is enjoyable on release and will evolve over several years keeping.
Drink with lamb, steak and roast dishes as well as mature Cheddar or Manchego cheeses.
About the Producer
Bodegas Martin Berdugo
Matrin Berdugo was founted in 2000 and their estate consists of a single 87ha vineyard of Tinto del Pais (Tempranillo) grapes located and surrounded by the Duero River; a major part of the vineyard is on alluvial beds covered with large stones.
The quality of the wines is influenced by a number of natural factors and, importantly, an attitude that “everything counts” – the use of leading edge technology to help in grape selection, meticulous spring and summer pruning, weather predictions and terroir profiling.
The location of the cellar – surrounded by the vineyard – guarantees the reception of the manually harvested grapes in optimal conditions, where after the wine is vinified in sixteen 25,000 litre stainless steel vats and aged in 360, mainly American, oak barrels.