Honoris de Valdubon 2017, Ribera del Duero
A full-bodied red from specially selected vineyard parcels combining ripe Tempranillo with a touch of Merlot and new French oak - a wine to savour.
In the glass, Honoris has a deep, bright red colour with a violet rim resulting from its excellent evolution in the barrel and bottle. The nose is simultaneously young and complex. The notes of black plums are mixed with touches of warmth and spice, with thyme being predominant, making the nose immediately attractive.
The mouthfeel is full-bodied but soft, full of ripe fruit as well as some tannin. The acidity is balanced with the alcohol, leaving both a warm and bright feeling. It starts powerfully with an impressive evolution, revealing Honoris’s full potential. Finally, its aftertaste is long and intense. A wine to be savoured.
The working philosophy of Bodegas Valdubón is based on an exhaustive knowledge of our vineyards, allowing us to design a customised production process for each plot. Honoris was born out of this and Bodegas Valdubón’s commitment to quality; it is the ultimate expression of the union of our best and oldest Tempranillo and Merlot vines, involving special production and painstaking ageing processes.
The native vines of Honoris are over 60 years old and located within the Aldehornos, Montejo and Baños de Valdearados areas, right in the heart of the Ribera del Duero region. The selected vines are subject to strict yield control. Production is less than 3,000 kg/ha, for which the appropriate thinning is carried out in order to obtain a maximum of six bunches per vine.
The harvest is performed after an precise analytic monitoring process, with picking beginning at the optimum ripeness for each variety. The grapes are transported in small crates of 20 kg. This meticulous care, coupled with an exhaustive selection process when arriving at the winery, guarantees that only those bunches in a perfectly healthy and ripe condition make it into the tank.
This is a unique, structured, full-bodied wine, with round tannins and a very complex aroma due to the mixture of
ripe fruits and the notes delivered by ageing in new French oak 225L barriques for 22 months.