THE HARVEST

We strive to achieve healthy, low-yielding vines and grapes with a great aromatic and colorimetric concentration. Old vineyards of an average age of 75 years located in the area of Samaniego and in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria. Sustainable manual agriculture in harmony with nature is practiced. The harvesting is carried out on dry sunny days, with grapes ripening to their optimum level to maintain healthiness and contribute to high quality grapes.

VINIFICATION

100%. The grapes are hand-picked and then selected using vibration and sorting tables. The stalks are removed from the grapes without squeezing them. Controlled, long macerations at low temperatures in French oak casks with the cap submerged. The cap is kept moist using the delestage method of gravity in order to achieve the best extraction of the polyphenols. The pressing is carried out using a vertical pneumatic press, and the malolactic fermentation then takes place in French oak barrels. Cold-hot barrel ageing room temperature variation is used at specific times to help the malolactic fermentation process and the stabilisation of the wine.

THE AGEING

This wine is aged for 18 months in French oak, clarified and bottled directly without any type of filtration.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Deep cherry-red in colour.
Nose: Aromas of macerated fruit, aromatic herbs, bread and figs.
Palate: Complex palate with flavours of ripe red fruits, raisins, tobacco and liquorice. Well balanced with smooth tannins from both the grape and the French oak. Shows excellent weight with a long and smooth finish.
Food matches: Very versatile, it goes with many dishes including grilled vegetables, many types of meat dishes, stews and elaborate dishes. Ideal for chocolate-based desserts.

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