This year in Toro we had some rains during the autumn, followed by a cold and wet winter giving us enough water for the sprouting. Afterwards, the maturation was slow with cool nights during August and September and some summer rains which were the perfect combination, with the low yields, to get grapes with no hydric stress, full of polyphenols and fruit aromas.
Following selection, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and the must underwent cold maceration at 10º C for four days prior to fermentation, which took place at a constant 28º C. The total maceration period lasted approximately 20 days.
Finca Sobreño Crianza was aged for at least eight months in American oak barrels of less than four years. Another six months in the bottle rounded out its ageing process.
Colour: Deep-red cherry colour with purple tones at the edges.
Nose: Intense aroma, good combination of black berries with toasted nuances from the oak. Balsamic and spicy undertones.
Palate: Potent bouquet, meaty with very fine and ripe tannins. Long and persistent aftertaste.
Food matches: Ideal for red meats, lamb, game, cheeses and seafood in sauce.