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Martín Berdugo

A young, dynamic winery founded in 1990 by Josefina Martín Berdugo in the heart of Ribera del Duero and now run by her son, the charismatic Antonio Díez Martín. The wine style is decidedly modern, with plenty of pure, ripe fruit, but with a nod to the traditional in the use of American oak.

Martín Berdugo Joven

Deep ruby in colour, with layers of fresh blackberry, blueberry and violet aromas. This wine is unoaked to let the pure, youthful nature of the fruit shine through.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO
VINTAGE: 2017
STYLE: red
GRAPE: tinto fino (tempranillo)
FARMING: conventional
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CASE SIZE: 12

Martín Berdugo Barrica

Dense black fruit aromas with touches of liquorice, vanilla and toast. Full-bodied in style with plenty of structure and persistent fruit flavours.

This is a semi-crianza, seeing 4 months in American oak barrels before bottling. Also available in magnum.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO
VINTAGE: 2016
STYLE: red
GRAPE: tinto fino (tempranillo)
FARMING: conventional
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Martín Berdugo Crianza

Opulent nose with lashings of forest fruits, tobacco, liquorice and leather notes. The palate is well-structured and full, with smooth, ripe tannins and well-integrated oak tones. Excellent length with persistent fruit intensity.

The crianza spends one year in oak and one in bottle before release. Martín Berdugo use 90% new American oak, and 10% new French oak. Also available in magnum and double magnum.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO
VINTAGE: 2014
STYLE: red
GRAPE: tinto fino (tempranillo)
FARMING: conventional
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: oak, bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Martín Berdugo Reserva

Opens with a powerful nose combining blackcurrant, blackberry and currant aromas, with subtle aromas of forest floor, cedar, smoke and vanilla. The oak tones provide a counterpoint to the generous fruit without overwhelming them. The taste is rich and intense, with sweet, ripe tannins and a long, lingering finish.

The premium wine of the Martín Berdugo estate, produced only in exceptional years. The reserva spends 16 months in a combination of new American and French oak barrels, with a further two years in bottle.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO
VINTAGE: 2010
STYLE: red
GRAPE: tinto fino (tempranillo)
FARMING: conventional
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: Oak, bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

martín berdugo

A young, dynamic winery founded in 1990 by Josefina Martín Berdugo in the heart of Ribera del Duero and now run by her son, the charismatic Antonio Díez Martín.

Central to their production is tinto fino, or tempranillo, the iconic grape of Ribera del Duero. Here, the hot, dry summer days make for dense wines with a darker fruit profile than their counterparts in Rioja, but cool nights and an 800m elevation provide structure and characteristic refreshing acidity.

At Martín Berdugo the wine style is decidedly modern, with plenty of pure, ripe fruit in each wine, but with a nod to the traditional in the use of new American oak. However, Antonio doesn’t let the oak overwhelm – it is there simply as a counterpoint, never the main star. He is always on a quest for improvement, and with each vintage the wines just get better and better. We are excited to see what new heights they will reach in the future!