THE HARVEST

Grapes sourced from old vines, 20 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 100% Tempranillo, 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 were destemmed, crushed and cold macerated for three days before undergoing alcoholic fermentation for 15 days between 25-28º C. It completes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel deposits.

THE AGEING

To give this young wine a touch of oak, it is aged in French and American oak for six months before being bottled.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Nice violet red colour, medium dar.
Nose: Good aromatic intensity with berry fruit (blueberry) and a touch of herbs/grass.
Palate: Fresh, medium bodied with flavours in line with the nose, showing fresh fruit and the herby character common to many Alavesa reds.
Food matches: This wine goes well with vegetable soups, pastas, fresh vegetables, most kind of tapas and young cheeses.

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