After purchasing Finca Villacreces in 2004, the Anton family began the hard work of reinvigorating their vines while also ending contracts by which they sold a significant portion of their fruit to neighbors. In the process they began to notice that some of their plots made an elegant and refreshing style of wine in comparison to the more dense and concentrated, classic Ribera del Duero. Thus Pruno was born as a selection of these vineyard plots. It represents one of the greatest values in Ribera del Duero coming entirely from estate fruit grown on sandy soils surrounded on two sides by the Duero with Vega Sicilia on one remaining border, and a vineyard belonging to Pingus on the other. Nice address!
"The 2019 Pruno has some unusual aromas reminiscent of pine needles, balsamic and faintly herbal with moderate alcohol (they harvested early in this warm year) and with very good balance and harmony. The aromas and flavors are pure and defined, and it's tasty, easy to drink and has very fine tannins. Among the finest Pruno of recent times." The Wine Advocate, 92 Points
"A fragrant nose of sour cherry, plum, dried herb and licorice. Medium to full-bodied with creamy tannins. Juicy and chewy with berry character and a firm finish. Hints of jam. Blend of 90% tempranillo and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 90 Points