THE HARVEST

The vineyards are in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, high altitude and around Elvillar de Alava at between 560 and 700 meters, protected to the North by the Sierra Cantabria and delimited to the South by the Ebro river. Limestone clay soils that contribute, together with a good humidity level and sufficient annual sunlight, to great wines.

VINIFICATION

100% old vine Tempranillo. Following a rigorous selection of only the best bunches sourced from the oldest vineyards, the grapes are destemmed and placed in 15,000 litre stainless steal tanks and then fermented for 12 days at 28ºC. Regular pumping over of the must ensures the maximum extraction of colour and aromas to produce a complex and modern Rioja wine.

THE AGEING

Following fermentation, the wine is transferred to new barrels of 70% American and 30%French oak, where it ages for 14 months with periodic racking every four months. It rests for a further 14 months in the bottle.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Intense dark cherry red.
Nose: Powerful aromas of dark plum; very fruity underscored by toasted notes from the cask.
Palate: Meaty, balsamic and powerful in the mouth, with outstanding tannins from the oak and very persistent and fruity aftertaste.
Food matches: Matches perfectly with any type of seafood, fish and grilled vegetables.

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