Entrecanales Domecq

Vina Mayor El Secreto 2019 Ribera del Duero

R595

A Secret worth sharing – flagship wine of Vina Mayor, hedonistic, fragrant and attractive

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Additional information

Additional information

Critics Top Rating

92 points

Curated Selection

NEW, Winter Warmers, Women in Wine

Grape Variety

Other Varietals

Producer

Entrecanales Domecq

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2019

Wine Group

Boutique

Wine Occasion

Casual Entertainment, Formal Entertainment

Wine Region

Spain

Story

Story

The Secret is a red wine of the D.O. Ribera del Duero elaborated by Entrecanales Domecq e hijos. An international style in which freshness and fruit prevail. A contemporary, elegant wine whose flexibility allows to reflect all the expressiveness of each vintage. A wine with a lot of color, aroma and the right touch of wood to let the personality of the emblematic variety of Ribera manifest itself in a clear, with all its strength. A wine that you like, that convinces, that you enjoy… And, as a good secret, is shared.

In the Ribera del Duero there are vines that speak, who want to tell the best of the region, that make you dream… Now is the time to share your secret. Thanks to an exhaustive selection of the best parcels of Ribera and a selected grape harvest, we have created a fresh, intense and expressive wine: a modern Ribera del Duero. A new way of interpreting this denomination from the respect for its terroir and its fruit.

 

Secreto, the most personal collection of Almudena Alberca, our oenologist and technical director, is a tribute to the diversity of areas, soils and vineyard situations in the D.O. Riverbank. A terroir that is expressed through a trilogy of wines (Secreto, Secreto 2 RS and Secreto 3 RB) that travel to the earth to show all the personality of the Tempranillo grape in the best vineyards of this appellation, as diverse as it is unique.

Specifications

Specifications

100% Tempranillo

Aged in French Oak barrels for 12 months, and a further 10 months in bottles before release.

The vines are of an average age of 60 years, planted at more than 900m altitude on sand, clay and limestone in areas that run from Soria to Valladolid, passing through Burgos.

 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The secret is intense red color. It is a wine perfumed with notes of black and red fruits, combined with balsamic touches, light spices and violet flowers.

In the mouth it is round, juicy and fresh. Long and mineral finish. Perfect balance in which the freshness prevails in front of the wood.

 

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Decanter – 92 points

Almudena Alberca MW is moving onto higher ground with Viña Mayor year after year. This is a wine for hedonists: intensely fragrant, deftly built on bright and expressive fruit, an excellent entry point to the attractiveness of Tempranillo fruit and a most appealing expression of Ribera. Juicy and appetising, round and mellow, creamy and chalky, this is the result of masterly fruit selection and careful winemaking. The wine will keep, but it is made to be drunk on its fruit.


Wine Enthusiast – 92 points

his deep-ruby-hued wine offers a bouquet of black cherry, violet and a hint of licorice. It is bright on entry, and then firm tannins fill the palate alongside flavors of blackberry, raspberry, citrus zest, lavender and sage. The sense of brightness lingers on the palate into a juicy finish.


James Suckling – 91 points

Walnuts and hazelnut chocolate to the nose with finely roasted spices. Tight and juicy on the medium- to full-bodied palate with chewy tannins that will need a few years to integrate. Medium-long finish. Drink after 2023.

 

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