Winery: Bodegas Portia
Wine Name/Vineyard: Ebeia
Wine Category: Tempranillo
Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo
Bottle size: 750 ml
Region: Ribera del Duero
State or country: Spain
Cases produced: N/A
The Barrel Cellar Score: 88 points
Review date: January 6, 2021
About the Winemaker: Bodegas Portia is one of over 300 wineries in the Ribera Del Duero wine region to the north of Madrid. The region is a predominantly a Tempranillo producing region. Tempranillo is well suited to endure the regions very hot summers, and long and harsh winters. The 2011 vintage was aged for a minimum of 4 months in oak and was granted the title of Denominacion de Origen.
Color: Maroon with a Firebrick rim.
Nose: Candied walnut, ripened plum and plentiful floral notes.
Taste: Cherry fruit roll-up, earth, fig, and mineral notes. Finish: Lengthy finish with oak, black pepper, and hints of plum.
Assessment: An aroma of candied walnut provides a warm introduction to a fantastic late fall or early winter wine. The plentiful soft tannins in this bottle are extravagant. They give the wine a nice backbone and provide a silky-smooth texture that complements its full body nicely. The flavor notes are complimentary of the wine’s structure, and the finish is lengthy with a spicy finish typical of a Tempranillo.
Ready to drink now.
Bodegas Portia has produced a gem in Ebeia. It’s pleasant, it’s an easy drinker, and the price is right. The Barrel Cellar rates it a very good wine. 88 points.
Pairing recommendation: Manchego and dates, grilled , grilled Prawns with lemon and olive oil, Pana Cotta with raspberry reduction.