Coming from a vineyard located in Arnedo, Eastern Rioja, at an altitude of 600 m., in a mountain area with South East Orientation, on a low nutrient and shallow clayish-ferric soil with gravel substrate, restraining its productivity. Globet training. Average yearly production of 4.600 Kgs/Ha. Yielding controlled through green harvest before veraison.
Sking Cold Maceration of the destemmed, uncrushed grapes for 3 days.
Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatura during 8 days with native yeast in Smart Tanks.
Slow Malolactic fermentation, followed by aging on the lees for 9 months in new Hungarian oak barrels.
Natural stabilization in the barrels.
Bottled without fining or filtration techniques to respect the natural qualities of the wine
Limited Production: 6,969 bottles of 750 ml.
Clean and brilliant aspect with an extraordinarily intense layer of cherry red color with deep purple tones.
Complex and elegant nose. Intense and fragrant aromas of blackcurrants and sloes and casis, proyected over fine aromatic herbal notes (anise & eucaliptus) and a well integrated backdrop of toffees, and spices like nutmeg, cedar wood and clove.
Mouth entry is kind, sweet and unctuous, showing off good acidity that makes it fresh and pleasant. Round, structured, meaty and well balanced, with ripe tannins. Long and lingering velvety finish, slightly bitter. A single varietal wine with enticing afternotes.
Alcohol: 13,93%, Sugar Reducing 1,5 gr/l, Total Acidity: 5.81 g/l (Ac. Tartaric), Recommended Temperature: 16-18ºC.
Tobía Viñedos de Altura Graciano