THE HARVEST

Grapes sourced from old vines, 40 year-old averge age vineyards located in the highest ground of Rioja Alavesa in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria around Laguardia, Elvillar and Kripan. This is the heartland and best “terroir” of Rioja Alavesa.

 The grapes Tempranillo 100%, are picked by hand and put in boxes with a first, vineyard selection that involves discarding there those that don’t meet the mark.

VINIFICATION

After passing the selection table upon entering the winery, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and cold macerated for four days before undergoing alcoholic fermentation at an average temperature of 25-30ºC. It is macerated for another 12 days and completed malolactic fermentation in stainless-steel deposits

THE AGEING

The wine is aged in French and American oak for 12 months with periodic racking every six months. It rounds up its aging with a minimum 6 months in the bottle.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Ruby red colour
Nose: Good aromatic intensity with berry fruit (blueberry) and a touch of herbs/grass.
Palate: Smooth, fruit and spice flavours with toasted oak. Complex and structured. A pleasant finish with red fruits and hints of eucalyptus.
Food matches: Ideal with meat paellas, roasted meat and poultry, chorizo and other Spanish cured meats.

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