It’s already Christmas! In addition to gifts, there is another important factor that cannot be missing on our table: wine. Because that is where the most significant moments of these dates will take place, that longed-for reunion with the whole family: sharing memories, creating new anecdotes, missing those who are no longer here, and celebrating and toasting for those of you who are still here. Together, united. And if you have to toast, nothing better than to do it with Barcolobo. Jaral o Verdejo, La Rinconada or Lacrimae Rerum; also Victoria. You choose. Variety is the spice of life.

Here is a brief description of each of these five wines, aged in the Nature Reserve. “Riberas de Castronuño – Vega del Duero”, under the best possible conditions.

Barcolobo Wines


VICTORIA. Made from Tempranillo (70%), Syrah (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) grapes, this wine is characterized by a lively purple strength, soft harmonies of black fruit caressed by wood, licorice, tobacco and smoky touches. Balsamic stimuli of mint and undergrowth are also appreciated.

Among the typical Christmas dishes, Victoria pairs perfectly with a good grilled meat, for example sirloin steak, to be served as a main dish at Christmas Eve dinner. But also with a board of cured cheeses to serve as an appetizer at lunch on December 25.


LACRIMAE RERUM. This rosé wine, 100% Tempranillo grape, is the ideal tandem for any dish. With a sour strawberry color, its juice has notes of ripe fruit, strawberry, banana and a particular lollipop flavor. In the end, a refreshing and sparkling wine is enjoyed.

Among its pairings, it stands out above all with cold meats, for the starters of any lunch or dinner. Also with stews, which although it is not a typical Christmas dish, it is very common at this time of the year, so it is ideal to accompany a more informal meal on December 26 or Friday December 30. And, of course, for fish and dessert.


VERDEJO. With Verdejo grapes, this wine is characterized by a ripe lime green tone. It is expressive with notes of ripe fruit, apricot, pineapple…with a background of toasted notes and hints of wood and nuts.

Its touches are so varied that it has the perfect body to pair with any dish. If we had to highlight a Christmas option, it would undoubtedly be the intensely flavored seafood that we usually put before the main course. It also works well with foie, therefore, in appetizers we can uncork the Verdejo.


LA RINCONADA. Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, La Rinconada is characterized by a medium intensity, lively violet color. Fresh red fruit notes are distinguished with hints of licorice; the weight of the oak is also noticeable.

As with Victoria, it pairs excellently with cheeses and meats. On this occasion, we are betting on a carne mechada that could well be found in a pan bao or an arepa as part of those infinite starters.


EL JARAL. Possibly the most important wine of this winery. Made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tempranillo varietals, El Jaral stands out for its red color, which sometimes turns black (and in the light, it obtains violet hues). It is a clean, bright wine, with intense hints of ripe fruit and subtle woody notes in aroma.

Recommended to drink with meat, Barcolobo’s recommendation is to reserve it for game, for example, deer.


Here is your guide to dress your Christmas table with the best natural reserve wines. Choose your menus and pair everything in harmony.

Barcolobo thanks you for being part of your Christmas!