Vineyards & Terrain
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.
Age of vines: 25 years old
Planting density: 3000 vines / Ha.
Royat pruning double cord.
Production; 6,500 Kg / Ha
Manual harvest, small load
Grapes coming from the plot known as Marbella, or Escobal, planted in 1995, from a selection of winery´s best Tempranilo at an altitude of 547 m above the sea level and slightly South–West faced. This is winery´s 1st plot in organic farming since 2010, when winery started organic viticulture. The work here, as in the rest of plots, is totally respectful with the environment, favoring the creation of natural hedges and the promotion of the indigenous fauna. The soil is a combination of limestone sands & gravel, with a clay layer deeper, formed by a 1st layer of sand and small stones.
Immediate destemming. This wine is macerated in cold carbonic environment in stainless steel vat. Alcoholic fermentation, with slight over pumping, at a maximum temperature of 24°, during 14 days. Malolactic fermentation and aging in a French oak vat with its corresponding racking until its bottling.
Deep cherry colour with violet reflections.
The nose brings back memories of red and black seasoned fruit, light citrus winks, flower petals and balsamic fragrance that rounds it up. Firm perfume of fruitiness.
The palate is sweet, with great personality and wrap.
Alcohol 14,21% Total Acidity 4,88 gr/l Volatile Acidity 0,41 gr/l Total SO2 15 mg/l
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