After nearly 30 years of producing world-renowned wines in the Ribera del Duero DO, Bodegas PradoRey has recently acquired a new terroir in the tiny village of La Seca, DO Rueda, which is used to produce the Reserva. Both Verdejo and Viura grapes are grown at the vineyard.
Aged for 18mths in French oak barrels and 6 months in Nevers oak barrels, this wine is not made every year as only exceptional vintages will stand up to the long ageing process. The vines are on a single vineyard, La Mina, where the sandy soil is also rich in limestone.
The Reserva’s long oak ageing has produced complex aromas of ripe fruit and coffee beans, as well as mineral notes and a toasted character. On the palate it is a very elegant wine with mature tannins and a complex structure. The flavours are a blend of cinnamon, coconut and toasted nuts. The finish is long and velvety.