About the wine
Grapes are selected from some of the oldest vineyards, in the districts of Samaniego, Leza, and Laguardia, at an average altitude of 580m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and stony soils, on southwestern-facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock. Age of vines is over 50 years old. Plantation density: 3,000 vines/hectare. Goblet pruning. Hand harvested in 15kg boxes. Strict vineyard selection with only the best grapes being taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes. Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 21 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C. Reworking and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks. 16 months cask ageing. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process.
Intense "picota" cherry with purple highlights. Intense and clear aroma with ripened red and black fruit (red and black plums, cherry, blackberry). Red and violet floral aromas, balsamic touch with some toasted and sweet spices signs. Great expression of the tempranillo personality. In the mouth it is fresh, big, fleshy and with very good acidity. Good structure and power with lightly marked greedy tannins and very good persistence of the variety.