Vineyards & Terrain
90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha.
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa
Age of vines, between 25 and 50 years old.
Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare. Goblet pruning. Production: 5.500 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested in 15 kg boxes, between 10th and 22th October.
The grapes come from our vineyards located in Samaniego, at an average altitude of 580 m above the sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and stony soils, ochre coloured. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 26°C.
For this wine we use the whole grapes carbonic maceration and a part of destemmed grapes. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats.
12 months cask ageing. This wine does not undergo any stabilisationpro-cess. It has a soft ltering process just before the bottling. Bottled on 6 of April 2019.
Deep cherry red with purple highlights.
It brings us a very fruity nose (ripened black and red fruit), with freshness and memories of balsamic notes, spices and some toasted signs, rounding its expression.
On the palate is juicy, firm, elegant and fresh, leaving us the fruity and pleasant sensation of a balanced body where notes of blackberry, cherry, red and black plums and a touch of liquorice notes appear. Memories of nuts, woodwork and very light toasted signs.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence. Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Precipitation: 499 litres. Rainy days:120 / Frozy mornings:24 Ave. Temp.: min 7,71°C / max 19,4°C / average 13,1°C. Average temperature of the soil: 14,66°C
Alcohol 14,50 % Total Acidity 4,89 gr/l Volatile Acidity 0,48 gr/l Total Sulphur Dioxide 21 mg/l