During the Madrid Enofusión fair held on January 13th and 14th, 2020, Bodegas Resalte participated in the exclusive area of TopWine Spain. Only the most representative wineries in Spain, selected by the famous journalist and wine critic from the newspaper El País, Carlos Delgado, were exhibited there.

In Carlos Delgado’s own words, this selection reflects “our impressive climatic variety, the important heritage of grape varieties, ecological respect, and the very high scientific and technical level of our wineries and winemakers”.

In total there were only 40 wineries in this exclusive area. In our stand we experienced a great event with many people interested in the new vintages and eager to learn about both the history of the winery and the wines.

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8 Essences Cuvée nº1 is the first wine from Resalte without a vintage.

We have rescued a very old tradition that combines balance and synergy between different vintages, which together achieve greater complexity and harmony.
The 2011, 2012 and 2016 vintages have been used to make this wine, all of which are of the highest quality, with each contributing different virtues:

2011 was powerful, mature and solid.
2012 was elegant, complex and balanced.
2016 was fresh, fruity and mineral.

This quest for excellence begins in the vineyard, producing only the best of each year separately.
A mythical wine, which can be drunk today and within the next 30 years, within which it will evolve in complexity and nuances.

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As it already happened in 2010 and 2011 in the TOP 100 of Wine Spectator and in 2017 in Decanter, a wine from Bodegas Resalte (DO Ribera del Duero) has been selected as one of the best wines in the world. This time it was Origen de Resalte 2015 with 93 points, listed in Wine Enthusiast 2019’s TOP 100, the first Spanish wine. A real achievement that puts Resalte and Ribera del Duero back in the spotlight of world-class wines.
Origen de Resalte is a wine that comes from a blend of 6 different villages in Ribera Peñafiel, Roa, Pedrosa, Quintana del Pidio, Fuentenebro and Moradillo. Each village is made separately to preserve the purest profile of the terroir and is aged in different cooperages to enhance its virtues. At least 5 different cooperages are used (80% French and 20% American) to seek an excellent synergy between barrel and wine, combining different type of barrels, and only at the end of the aging is made the final blend in which we seek purity, fruit expression, harmony and complexity.
A meticulous work throughout the elaboration that, Wine Enthusiast with 93 pts and other magazines have awarded: Wine Spectator 93 pts, Parker 91 pts, Proensa 94 pts, Guia Vivir el vino 91 pts.

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Top 100 Wine Enthusiast 2019

A year with a limited production but of a very high quality, typical of mythical vintages.
From the beginning of the cycle the vineyard already showed signs that we could be looking at a vintage of very high quality: loose bunches, small berries  and extreme healthy.
September started fresh which made the plant rest, leaving the stress caused by the drought and the high temperatures of August, preserving the acidity and enhancing the load in colour and aromas, a slow ripening end, something really exceptional.
The harvest began in Resalte on  September 28th in the area of Peñafiel and ended on October 12th in Baños de Valdearados, one of the coolest and highest areas. 15 splendid days of harvesting in which weather was perfect. The harvest was carried out slowly, waiting for the ideal maturity in each plot. This was the first that we  used of a cold room, which allowed us to put the grapes at only 5 º temperature. In this way the grapes suffer even less from processing and we began a cold maceration a few hours after being harvested in the field.
Once the wines were made, we noticed that the potential seen in the vineyard was clearly there: elegance, complexity, balance, great fruitiness, as well as power and finesse in the tannins as a fundamental characteristic.
The malolactic fermentation, which occurs spontaneously and naturally, is carried out in new barrels, and once finished, the wines are ready to begin their aging in the barrel.