Saturday, June 10, 2017

Expensive Barrels

Photo by Patrick Jones. Barrels of Finca Villacreces Nebro.

The barrels above are at Finca Villacreces in Ribera del Duero. These contain their low-yield Nebro made from old vines at their beautiful estate along the Duero River. The markings indicate the barrels were filled on 20 October 2015. One barrel holds about 60 gallons (25 cases or 300 bottles), therefore the three barrels pictured above will produce about 900 bottles of wine. Nebro retails for $150 per bottle or more, so those three barrels represent at least $135,000 in wine.

We were able to tour Finca Villacreces while staying in Ribera del Duero last month. While we were not able to taste the Nebro, we did try their wonderful Pruno, Finca Villacreces and family owned Flor de Vetus Verdejo from the neighboring Rueda region.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Barrels of Pruno. 16 May 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. In the wine archive.

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