The Viña Mayor winery of Antonio Barcelo is situated in the Ribera del Duero area of northern Spain, while the Peñascal winery lies just outside this designated zone–both areas are considered to be Spain's most promising wine producing regions. The wineries employ state of the art technology combined with a respect for a winemaking heritage to produce wines of depth, complexity and considerable aging potential.
The indisputable reputation of Ribera del Duero as one of the elite wine producing regions of Europe is clearly reflected in Viña Mayor wines. National and International markets have recognized this winery as a master in the production of outstanding world-class value wines, with an impeccable track record of consistency.
Careful selection of grapes, pressing and stripping, controlled temperature plus malolactic fermentation, clarification, and decanting are all crucial components of the vinification & aging process. Reserva is aged for 24 months in American oak.
Wine & Spirits magazine says “The quality Barcelo offers in Viña Mayor and Peñascal remains consistently high and the brands are gaining greater distribution. We think it’s a brand to watch."
Colour: dark cherry red with clay tones, clean and bright.
Aroma: complex, intense with a nice blend of dried fruit, roast and chocolate.
Taste: elegant, fleshy and well balanced with flavours of black fruits with balsamic, vanilla, pipe tobacco. Complexity on the palate and long finish. Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero Type of wine and grape variety Red Reserve. 100% Tinta del País (Tempranillo)