THE HARVEST

Grapes sourced from old vineyards, average age of 35 years and of calacareous clay soils of poor fertility and yields of no more than 4.500 kg per hectare. Situated at altitudes of between 400 and 700 meters and around the villages of Villabuena, Samaniego, Leza, Navaridas and Baños de Ebro which are all in Rioja Alavesa.

VINIFICATION

Upon entering the bodega and passing the selection table, the grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before undergoing fermentation and then maceration in concrete deposits for a total of 8 days, obtaining better colour extraction as well as much more complex wines, suitable for prolonged aging. The wine is clarified with vegetable gelatines and follows anicrobic filtration.

THE AGEING

After its primary fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged for a minimum of 12 months. It is then bottled for at least another 12 months.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Ruby red colour
Nose: A clean nose with notes of balsamic and fine nuances of plum and clean oak.
Palate: Smooth, fruit and spice flavours with toasted oak. Complex and structured. A pleasant finish with red fruits and hints of eucalyptus.
Food matches: Recommended for red meats, game and ripe cheeses.

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