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 50 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% Tempranillo. 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: This is a highly-concentrated, dark cherry-red wine.
Nose: A lively, delicate nose with liquorice and leather aromas, with hints of black pepper. It keeps the essential aromas of compote fruit.
Palate: Balance between its pleasant tannins and its acidity. It shows a full body with an elegant bitter finish. It lasts long on the palate with a developing silkiness.
Food matches: This wine pairs well with red meats such as roasted lamb, beef cutlets and sausages.

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