THE HARVEST

With state-of-the-art winemaking and vineyards located between 450 and 700 meters altitude, the wine is made from grapes of low yielding vines of at least 25 years of age and around the village of Labastida in Rioja Alavesa.

VINIFICATION

100% Tempranillo. The selection of grapes is carried out with the help of Vistalys, the latest optical selection table from Bucher Vaslin, which carries out a strict control so that only perfect berries go through. The stalks are removed from the grapes without squeezing them. Grapes are maintained in controlled conditions, with long macerations at low temperatures in oak casks with the cap submerged. The must is naturally pumped over using gravity in order to achieve the best extraction of polyphenols. The pressing is carried out using a pneumatic vertical press and the malolactic fermentation then takes place in brand new American oak barrels. Cold-hot rooms are used at specific times to help the malolactic fermentation process and the stabilisation of the wine.

THE AGEING

The wine is aged for a total of 10 months in new American oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: This is a highly-concentrated, dark cherry-red wine.
Nose: A lively, delicate nose with liquorice and fresh fruit aromas of the Tempranillo variety, with spicy hints. It keeps the essential aromas of compote fruit.
Palate: It is ample and fleshy and has elegance, complexity and power. On the palate, it shows soft tannins and liquorice, a velvety structure and a long, delicious and persistent finish.
Food matches: Red meats, stews, game, cured cheeses.

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