Vineyard & Terrain
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.
Over 80 years old vineyard, Revillas.
Plantation density: 3500 Vines/Hectare.
Production: 3.200 Kg. /Hectare
Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, on 24th October.
The grapes come from our plot “Revillas”, at an altitude of 580 meters above sea level. Comnbination of poor calcareous/clay soil and stones, on a south facing slope. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes.
Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 29°C.
Reworkings and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks.
18 months casks ageing. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation orltering process.
Intense cherry colour with deep red reflections.
Good fruit expression (cherries, greengage plums and ripen black fruit) accompanied by sweet spices and fine toasts. Subtle minerality, reminding its terroir.
In the mouth it has a very good fruit complexity and acidity. Oily, direct, fresh but with a warm backgrownd. Balsamic notes of licorice. Honest in its depth with influence of the oak, leaving always the main character to the fruit.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence. Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Precipitation: 441,7 litres.
Ave.Temp: min. 6,9°C, max 17,4°C, average 11,6°C. Rainy days: 97
Humidity average: 71%
Alcohol 14,95% Total Acidity 4,13 gr/l Volatile Acidity 0,65 gr/l Total SO2 5 mg/l
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