Tempranillo (70%) comes from a vineyard located in San Asensio, planted in 1965, in goblet training. Altitude: 480 m. Calcareous clay soil with gravel. North-facing. Climate: purely Atlantic.
Maturana Tinta (15%). This vineyard was planted in 2010 in the area Hormilla- San Asensio. Altitude: 610 m. Soils: Calcareous clay soil, very stony.
Merlot (15%) comes from an experimental vineyard Rioja DOCa located in Haro, planted in 1990, conducted in trellis. Altitude: 590 m. Calcareous clay soil with gravel. Orientation: south-east. Atlantic climate.
Meticulously hand selected from the three vineyards and minimalist winemaking process separately.
Whole berry cold maceration is carried out after destemming at controlled temperature.
Alcoholic fermentation is carried out into “smart tanks” at a controlled temperature.
Malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrel.
Aged for 18 months in the same new French fine-grained oak barrel.
Stabilization took place in the barrels, without any clarification additive.
Bottled without filtration so as to respect the quality of the wine.
Total production: 6,600 bottles of 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.81%, Total Acidity: 5.51 g/l (Ac. Tartaric), Sugar Reducing: 2.70 gr/l., Recommended Temperature: 10ºC
Brilliant and clear aspect. Cherry red colour with intense burgundy rims.
Intense and elegant symphony of menthol and balsamic aromas, well blended of wild black and red berries on a background of undergrowth. The sweet aromas of fruit give way to the spiced scent like white pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon shrouded by touches of cocoa and cedar.
The palate is broad, fresh, pleasant and velvety. A cheerful and elegant wine.
Vivir el Vino, Spanish Wine Guide 2018: 92 points.
Tim Atkin MW (Rioja Report 2019): 93 points.
Wine Enthusiast: 93 points Editors’ Choice.
Wine Spectator: 90 points.
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