Wineries to Watch: Goyo García Viadero

By Patricio Tapia

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Given the reputation Ribera del Duero has for blockbuster reds, Goyo García Viadero's wines are a revelation. His family owns Valduero, one of the most important wineries in the area. However, Garcia Viadero, a vineyard consultant, decided to go his own way and show a completely new face of tempranillo. His Peruco, for example, has more in common with Burgundy than typical Ribera del Duero reds: Pulled from a vineyard at 3,000 feet, it's tense and vibrant with floral delicacy and an elegant texture—a completely new perspective on this famous region in Spain.

This article first appeared in Wine & Spirits Annual Buying Guide, November 2013.