Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos "JC" Temprnillo, Ribera del Duero (2015)

Founded in 1991, the property has 26 hectares (64 acres) of vineyards in the villages of Mambrilla de Castrejón and Roa, in the northern central area of Ribera del Duero within Burgos province. Many of Ribera’s best bodegas farm vineyards located in this area. Today, Vizcarra is considered among the top producers in Ribera del Duero. Juan Carlos is one of the pioneers of the garagiste winemaking movement in Spain, has a philosophy centered on making wines that show elegance and finesse. In order to achieve this goal, the winemaking is exclusively by gravity. A focus on careful vineyard work and gentle winemaking prevents harsh tannins and instead produces soft, elegant wines. The emphasis is on the fruit rather than the tannins. JC Vizcarra is made of grape bunches selected from 10 different parcels within Mambrilla de Castrejón, located in cooler, higher elevation sites in Ribera’s Burgos district. The goal with this very reasonably priced Ribera is to make a wine that can improve with 15 or more years of bottle age. Made with a restrained oak regimen to respect the wine’s elegance, a good way to describe this wine is “classic Ribera.”