Cuarta añada del coloso con el que Xavier Ausàs reinterpreta la Ribera del Duero tras 30 años de experiencia. Tres son los pilares clave de este monovarietal de Tinto fino: su pureza aromática, la frescura que exhibe y la manifestación tánica elegante que lo sostiene. Esta añada 2019 es una continuación de su predecesora y en palabras del crítico británico y Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, la consolidación como "uno de los mejores vinos de la región".
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Ausàs is made by Xavier Ausàs, the former long term winemaker at Vega Sicilia, and has established itself in the space of just four vintages as one of the best wines in the region. Very much a pan-regional red, with components from Gumiel de Mercado, Moradillo, Nava de Roa and Roa, sourced from growers and some of his own vines, this is a youthful, engagingly perfumed Tinto Fino that's much more than the sum of its parts. Pure, perfumed and wellbalanced, with voluptuous tannins, raspberry and blackberry fruit and bright, balancing acidity. 2024-31.
The perfumed and elegant 2019 Interpretación is powerful and ripe at 15% alcohol, reflecting the warm and dry vintage. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 15 months in barrels, half of them 500-liter ones and 30% of them new. It's a serious and structured red with a classical profile and terrific balance, very fine tannins and a silky mouthfeel through very fine chalky tannins. It's tasty, balanced and long, with stuffing and balance between the components to develop nicely in bottle. This shows the warm year and the hand of a very god winemaker; it is creamy and has good integrated of the oak. 34,563 bottles, 495 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in June 2021.