Vineyard & Terrain
95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa
Vineyards from Samaniego’s eastern and airy area and over 50 years old. Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare. Goblet pruning.
Production: 5.000 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, between 15th-18th October.
The grapes come from some of our eastern vineyards located in the “Montecillo” area, at an average altitude of 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and Stony soils, on south facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes, with the best health and ripening parameters, are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes. Cold pre-fermentative maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small oak vats for 16 days at a maximum temperature of 27°C.
Reworking and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation.
70% malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks and 14 months cask ageing in new and second use’s ones. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process.
Bottled: July 2017
Intense red with dark purple highlights.
Aromas of ripe red and black fruit, spicy sweet and creamy balsamic signs , light sweet touch. Great personality of the tempranillo and evocations of the French oak.
In the mouth it marks an intense fruit with a good point of acidity and freshness. Sweet and soften tannin. Great liveliness and tasty acidity, profuse in the expression of the fruit.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.
Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Precipitation: 684,1 litres.
Ave. Temp.: min 7,72°C / max 18,08°C / average 12,5°C. Soil Ave. Temp.: 12,99°C
Alcohol 14,81 % Total Acidity 5.23 gr/l Volatile Acidity 0.56 gr/l Total SO2 41 mg/l
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