100% Tinta del País (Tempranillo)
Small plots in la Horra, Roa and surrounding villages (Burgos). Strains in glass with an average age above 50 years.
Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in French oak tubs (18 days prior to quartering), followed by malolactic fermentation in barrels.
16 months in barrels, 80% French oak and 20% American oak.
By natural methods
Freeze dried egg white.
Color: very intense, almost impenetrable, with very dark background and deep red edging.
Nose: many overlapping layers appear when approaching the nose. Black fruits stand out with the memory of perfectly ripe plums and blackberries. It has a large mineral component that gives depth to the wine with memories of the smell of Chinese ink. The smells of the wet earth and the aromatic ones appear in the shade of the pine trees. There is a huge balance in which the wood accompanies in the distance. Delicate, long, suggestive and intense at the same time and topped with mentholated notes of black cocoa.
Mouth: voluminous and full. With black fruit and cocoa, but also freshness. Remember the landscape of the Pinares de la Horra with the freshness after the rain. The tannins are of high quality and forge a sense of power and elegance at the same time, being bulky and airy. A set of fruit, minerality, volume, length and freshness that form a huge wine. Excellent to take with meat dishes.
Extraordinarily warm spring and autumn. Summer something cooler than usual. The rains were concentrated during the winter months, which provided enough reserves to the plant to finish a good cycle. There were small rains in September that provided the final push to the plants. During the harvest season there was little thermal jump, there were rains at the end of the harvest, but they did not affect us. The healing of the grapes was perfect, and the harvest was staggered.
Corimbo I 2014 Ribera Del Duero