Pruno 2010, Pruno 2011,
Pruno 2008. Parker already said it. It seems that, by now, the
Ribera del Duero continues its rise and it
increasingly becomes more famous for its wines outside Spain.
Before the Rioja wines were the most know ones from our country
but it seems that little by little they are sharing followers
with the Ribera del Duero
ones. And, even more, when the issue of quality - price relation
goes in between.
In this case, in the case of Pruno, Parker commentaries
have given to it an important boost. It benefits the
cellar, but also it does to the whole region. And the
search begins for the wine that Parker liked so much, that one
which besides being such a good wine is cheap and usually cost
less than 8 pounds.
How difficult is to talk about price-quality.
When you are unlucky and you also get a bad recommendation then
you get mediocre wines, but yes, cheap. Because obviously, when
you are in front of a closed bottle without knowing the winery,
the grapes or the wine itself, the only objective thing that
helps in the purchase decision is the price.
It is also usual when the opposite happens. We
speak of an excellent wine. For example one of Ribera del Duero.
But that one they suggest you has an exorbitant price. Sure, it's
a terrific wine. And you think, it must be, of course, almost ten
Euros per drop ...
But Pruno is really one of the best wines from Ribera del Duero
in terms of value for money. One interesting fact about it is
that it's funny that the pampered by critics, of all the Ribera
del Duero, is precisely one with a little quirky origin. Nothing
less than Alava, because Finca
Villacreces, the winery that produced it, belongs to the
Artevino offers Toro wine, Rioja and Ribera del
Duero and its properties are located in Zamora, Álava
But back to Finca Villacreces (Quintanilla deOnésimo), you should
try and taste their other proposals: Nebro and Finca
Villacreces, to see if you like them as much as Pruno,
to continue giving verdicts on the quality and price of the wines
of Ribera del Duero.
And speaking of money, as it is difficult to choose only one wine
from this region, here are two more proposals:
Protos Roble 2011
Vizcarra Senda del Oro 2011