Bodegas y Viñedos Viña Mayor welcomes the virtues of the Ribera de Duero and does so in the best location: the so-called ‘Golden Mile’, the most prestigious area of the denomination. Their history begins in 1986 being one of the first wineries to be part of the D.O.
As one of the first wineries in the Ribera del Duero, they are characterised by an innovative vocation with deep roots in tradition. Always looking for the maximum expression of austere beauty. They produce wines of contemporary spirit with a range today led by their winemaker Almudena Alberca.
Tempranillo grapes are selected and harvested manually. Transported to the winery in 300 kg drawers. Gentle destemming of grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with temperature and frequency of automatically controlled. Viña Mayor Crianza has a post-fermentation maceration of 18 days. It rests in French oak barrels mostly and a small percentage of high quality American, medium roasted and 225 liters capacity. Its ageing in barrels is at least 12 months and its ageing in the bottle between 6 -10 months.
High fruit intensity combined with notes of berries and spicy touches of wood, aged in barrels. Juicy and fresh. Round and with a very well integrated tannin.
Try it with Rioja style codfish, dry Indian chilli chicken, or a spicy Cajun jambalaya (with rice or pasta)!