THE HARVEST

Grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards of at leat 50 years of age with low yields and hand picked, located around the villages of Villabuena, Samaniego, Leza, Navaridas and Baños de Ebro. The intensity of the wine resulting is medium-high, with complex aromas of ripe fruit.

VINIFICATION

85% old vine Tempranillo and 15% Graciano. Upon entering the bodega, the bunches are carefully selected before being destemmed so the individual berries can be sorted based on their weight and following a double selection process. They later undergo fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 8 days obtaining better colour extraction as well as much more complex and tannic wines, suitable for prolonged aging. The result is a wine that portrays the essence of a classic Rioja.

THE AGEING

After its primary fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged for a total of 24 months in French and American oak barrels. It is then bottled and aged for another 12 months (total of 36).

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Ruby red with earthy colour notes.
Nose: This wine is fine, elegant and complex in the nose with good concentration of black fruit, thyme and rosemary with secondary aromas of leather and tobacco leaves.
Palate: It is polished and rounded, making it pleasant and easy to drink. Fleshy with both elegance and power. It has touches of black fruit jam and liquorice warm, with a long, delicious and persistent finish.
Food matches: Roast leg of lamb, stews, charcuterie and cured cheeses.

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