THE HARVEST

This year we had low rains thus obtaining very healthy bunches. Besides, the cool nights and mild day temperatures on the last weeks of the cycle were excellent for a thorough ripening of the grapes, which were full of nuances. The grapes for this wine come from old low-yield vines and were harvested by hand in small boxes.

VINIFICATION

Following manual selection, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and the must underwent cold maceration at 8º C for eight days prior to fermentation, which took place in open fermenting vats with a 2,000 litre capacity at a maximum of 26º C. The total maceration period lasted approximately 23 days. Manual batonnage is carried out three times a day.

THE AGEING

This wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months, followed by another 12 months minimum in the bottle.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Deep dark cherry red colour with dark purple tones.
Nose: Powerful yet elegant nose, refined and stylish with ripe berry fruit, spicy complexity (clove, sandalwood, vanilla, chocolate).
Palate: Muscular, elegant yet silky smooth taste shows fruit preserves and toasted notes. Concentrated and rich with superb length.
Food matches: A good match for casseroles, game and steaks with rich sauces.

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