70% Tempranillo, 27% Garnacha, 3% Viura
Vineyards & Terrain
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.
The grapes come from the highest vineyards, in the district of Samaniego, at an altitude of 600-650 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay soil, on south facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Name of the vineyards:” La Paul”, “Valdepedro” and “Carrera”.
Plantation density: 3,000 vines/hectare.
Production: 6.800 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested and taken to the winery in small trailer loads.
The grapes are destemmed and macerated just in the moment they arrive to the winery. The grape must ferment on the lees in stainless steel vats for 37 days at a temperature of 15-16°C. Softly ltered through diatomea. The wineis then kept in the vats until it is bottled.
Soft and bright pink with salmon and onion skin hints.
Intense aroma of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, currants), some citrus sign (orange peel) and fine minerality.
Very fresh and balanced on the palate, very good acidity, greasy and with dimension. Alive ending with great balance of flavours, fruitiness and warmth.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence. Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Precipitation: 714 litres.
Ave. Temp.: min 8°C / max 19,7°C / average 13,4°C.
Winkler index: 1557°C
Rainy days: 83. Frozy mornings: 11
Average temperature of the soil: 13,72°C
Alcohol 13,79% Total Acidity 6,87 gr/l PH 3,18 Volatile Acidity 0,38 gr/l Total SO2 58 mg/l