Alvides (Villalba de Duero)

Alvides is a family Bodega. The Casado family’s grandfather founded the
Co-operative in Aranda del Duero in 1962. In 2001, the next generation set-up their own small winery with the help of Emmanuel Ivar, a young French oenologist who studied winemaking in the Loire and had moved to Ribera del Duero.
Alvides now have 25 ha of vines, all Tempranillo, with an average age of 40-50 years old.
Harvesting is always by hand. Every level of wine from Joven through Roble, Crianza up to the Reserva are treated to some time in French oak with much stirring of the lees.
The results are excellent: we find a high, dark fruit content in the nose (with a touch of vanilla – from the oak) and a fabulous suppleness in the mouth.