Our converso wine
Created from the first vines of the Ribera del Duero, our Converso Wine comes from the year 2015, which was the first vintage made by Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena with a limited production of 8000 bottles. A wine that is the result of a carefully selected harvest, with character and exclusivity in all its nuances.
Converso wine, history and elaboration.
Under the walls of the Monastery of Santa María de Valbuena (12th century), located in the town of San Bernardo in the heart of the Ribera del Duero in Valladolid, were the monks of the Cistercian order, considered by some to be the fathers or precursors of the wines of the Ribera del Duero. Helped in some of their agricultural work by the "Conversos (Converts)" who were non-religious staff that worked in exchange for food and shelter
In honour of them, we note their legacy, making our Converso Wine with the same grapes of the monastery's vineyards. A wine aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months and made with the best grapes, selecting the highest areas of the vineyard, avoiding the wettest near the Douro River. Its vintage 2017 with a limited production of 8,000 bottles that can only be tasted and purchased exclusively at our spa hotel.
Converso's taste attributes
SIGHT: high-intensity wine with bluish tones signifying its youth, and garnet sparkles from its time in wood.Tasting note for Converso Wine
BOUQUET: full and sweet, black fruit aroma typical of the varietal, well-blended wood, sensations of vanilla, dairy and leather.
TASTE: a long, smooth-drinking wine, where again we note sensations of dairy and mature fruit.
IDEAL FOR: sausages, pasta, rice, stews and soups, simple fish dishes and grilled or roasted meats.
Wine tourism in Ribera del Duero
The Golden Mile of the Ribera del Duero, the incomparable setting where our 5* spa hotel is located, offers a unique variety of wine tourism where you can learn about the tradition and production of D.O. wines with an endless number of activities for all tastes and ages. Ribera del Duero through its most ancient wineries.
2020 Gold Bacchus Award
Converso 2017, our wine born from the first vines of the Ribera del Duero, has been awarded the 2020 Golden Bacchus at the 18th Edition of the Bacchus International Wine Competition, organized by the Spanish Wine Tasting Union.
The Bacchus Contest is one of the largest wine events held in Spain and the only one that currently belongs to VINOFED, the federation that integrates the most renowned competitions worldwide.
It is important to note that the award recognizes Converso as a wine reference in the heart of Ribera del Duero.
Silver Zarcillo for Converso
The XVII Edition of the Zarcillo Awards, national and international reference in the wine competitions, awards our Converso 2016 wine with a Silver Zarcillo.
This edition of the awards, brought together 25 producing countries that presented a total of 2,020 wines.
Highlights the international presence in this edition, which has broken records, and the participation as tasters of 84 judges from five continents.
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