Trus Crianza Ribera del Duero 2018 – Sustainable
Trus – an acronym for T-tierra (soil), R-roble (oak), U-uva (grape), S-sol (sun) – aims to reflect the uniqueness of each vintage, the aging potential of the wine in the bottle over the years.
Trus takes its roots in Palacios Vinos de Finca, the estate that was founded in 1999, then purchased by Javier Palacios who decided to focus on producing wines that express the purity and typicity of the Ribera terroirs.
The estate vineyards are located in Piñel de abajo, Pesquera de Duero, Quintanilla de Arriba. The winery also partners with winegrowers in Moradillo, Roa, Nava, Peñaranda or Baños de Valdearados. The clay-limestone soils of the high-altitude vineyards define the intense and complex personality of the wines. That is why Trus wines can be defined as classic, because an avant-garde look is the one that is directed towards the soil, preserving a typicity that is marked from its deepest roots.
Trus Crianza reveals a clean and bright cherry color with Burgundian tones at the rim. The nose is very intense and complex, offering ripe black fruits and liquorice aromas, toasty and vanilla nuances, spices and balsamic notes. The wine is tasty and unctuous on the palate, a perfect harmony between acidity and alcohol. Fresh and friendly mouthfeel, the ripe and soft tannins provide structure and great length. Long finish, ripe fruit aftertaste with a smoky and spicy finish.
The clay-limestone soils of the high-altitude vineyards where this wine comes from define its intense and complex personality, with spicy and ripe fruit notes. It is balanced, fresh and smooth.
100% Tempranillo, called Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais in Ribero del Duero. Clean and bright to the eye, deep ruby in color with burgundy tones at the rim. Complex aromas that blossom, after a period of decanting include, violets, blackberry, blueberry, bramble, black liquorish, spice, and balsamic. A continuation of the aromas to the palate with the addition of earth, vanilla, walnut, and a black peppercorn finish. Unctuous on the palate, medium acidity, medium plus, course tannins, full body. There is a good balance of fresh fruit flavors to offset the coarseness of the tannins. Can be enjoyed today or rested up to 3 to 4 years.
96 points, Decanter “A plush and fabulous expression of variety and provenance with well-integrated alcohol, tannin, and acidity. Will continue for several years and mellow. Be warned – one glass will be quickly followed by the next.”
93 points, Wine Spectator: “This concentrated, graceful red offers a thread of graphite and loamy earth that weaves through the blackberry, currant, and anise notes, with details of espresso and spice carrying through the velvety finish.