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Does it exist?
It's pretty easy to make a shopping list of traditional Rioja producers.
But does the same apply to those further west.
Any thoughts on who the best 'traditional' Ribera del Duero producers are?
Without getting into semantics, 'traditional' in the sense of
less new oak, designed for long aging.
(and not Vega Sicilia!)
Many times I do wonder about it while in a traffic jam (...ehem...). Does 'traditional' have any meaning out of Rioja and Jerez?
P.S. Talking about spanish wines... not Bourdeaux, Bourgogne, Barolo, Riesling... you all know.
Hello Ray & Jose ... I think that the answer is no.... apart from Vega Sicilia (but not including Alion) all of the wineries that I have recently tried are producing wines in the "dark side". I mean, 'modern wines' with an intense use of high-toasted oak and very ripened grapes... But in the beginning things were a bit different.. just try an 80s Pesquera a you'll feel the difference...
I believe you can find some Riberas made in a modern style, without excesive oak.
I tried a wonderful wine from a new winery last year, Antonino Izquierdo. Also try Alonso del Yerro, and Fuentenarro (if you can find them). One of the main differences is, I believe, these wineries don´t purchase grapes from coops., no over extractions, and a reasonable use of oak. The barrels are not over-toasted.
I used to import a wine called Valderiz, when it was made by Telmo Rodriguez, before switching the name to M2 de Matallana. The last vintage I purchased was 2001. The wine was very concentrated and very oaky. But, for my surprise, after several years I tried the last bottle (I had it "forgotten" in my cellar) the wine was very suptle, elegant, silky tannins, with no trace of oak.