Red wine made with 100% Tempranillo grapes selection from their 26 hectares of vineyards in the Ribera del Duero.
The grapes fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and the wine matured in different containers, for a varied time of between nine to 15 months.
The vinification process in Alonso del Yerro is smooth and quiet to extract the best tannins, were performed some “Pigeages” and a long maceration ( between 22 and 27 days). Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months ( 20% new wood ).
The nose is clean and quite fruit-driven (redcurrant), with some initial reduction, so decanting in advance is not a bad idea. The palate is medium-bodied, quite fluid, balanced and elegant, with a pleasant bitterness in the finish. The tannins are very fine, and the wine drinks nicely now, but should also develop more complexity in bottle.
Alonso del Yerro is the personal project of Javier Alonso and María del Yerro . In 2002 they joined their surnames to form Viñedos Alonso del Yerro .
The winery has 26 hectares of vines planted in 1989 , all of the variety Tempranillo . The vineyard is located at an altitude of 800-840 meters, with a planting trellis of 2,850 vines per hectare. The yield is 30 hectoliters per hectare and all work is done by hand by the staff of the winery.
Each of the four plots of the vineyard is named after a member of the family: Viña Montserrat is a tribute to the mother of Javier; Quinta de Pedro appeals to the name of the little boy ; the winery is located in Santa Marta , the name of one of the daughters; and the fourth plot is called Pagos Mayores alluding to the three eldest sons of the family.
The winery produces two wines: Alonso del Yerro and María Alonso del Yerro. The first 60,000 bottles a year, and second , the highest range, about 7,000 are obtained.