The grapes came into the winemaking cellar with an exceptional quality, i.e., with a very good ripeness and perfectly healthy. Even though the average per hectare yield was slightly reduced to barely 6,300 kilos per hectare, due to the drought, the total production of the estate was not affected because new plantings made 6 years ago were incorporated into the process. After a winter with a couple of snow storms, spring came in an orderly manner, there was a progressive increase in temperature without many rainy days but well spread over the whole season followed by a dry summer with temperatures well over the average in Biscay. We saw this rawness reflected in our vines to the extent that some suffered from water stress, which is uncommon in our vineyards. We were able to work at ease in the cellar, with a raw material that allowed for long macerations and slow cold fermentations thus obtaining wines with good body and structure with fresh acidity and characteristic varietal aromas.