Botero

When we uncork a Botero we talk about the history and tradition of the surname Balbás

Botero

When we uncork a Botero we talk about the history and tradition of the surname Balbás

Botero

Dating back to 1777, the family has been involved in winemaking for nearly 250 years, maintaining the same spirit as in the beginning. It was Abundio Balbás who decided to start this great adventure, continued today by Juan José, heir to the family saga. Our relationship with Ribera went back further, as we were in charge of making the boots or 'skins' with which the wine was transported in the past. All this is embodied in this bottle and everything that surrounds it.

Its elaboration

With the same traditional elaboration used in the past, we hand select the best Tempranillo grapes from our Santa Eulalia estate to shape this wine that captures the essence of Ribera. Being vines with an average age of 90 years, each plant offers a very low yield, so the power and flavor are highly concentrated.

Once taken to the cellar, we let them macerate for ten days to ensure a very careful structure. The next step will be aging in wood, for which we use the large foudres in which, in turn, the wine was traditionally made in our land. It rests for up to 24 months in these large pieces of French oak, continuing for another 12 in Bordeaux barrels. After this step, it is the turn of the bottle rack, needing at least 36 more months of rest in the cellar so that the around 500 bottles of this vintage can be released on the market after about 6 years with us.

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