Varieties: 80% Tempranillo 20% others
Ageing: 17 months in French, European & American oak
Type of wine: Single Vineyard
Origen: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Subregion: Rioja Alta
Alcohol: 14,5 %
Total Production: 3.770 bottles
Vineyards: Sustainable- Over 100 years
Vineyard location: Gimileo
Vineyard training: Bush
Soil composition: Sandy
Vineyard altitude: 420 m
Irrigation : No
Green harvest: No
Harvest date: October 22th
Type of harvest: Manual in 12 Kg crates
Grapes pressing: Yes, very soft
Prefermentative maceration:4 days
Fermentation: Spontaneous and controlled.
Malolactic in barrels.
Racking: Every 6 months by gravity
Type of oak: Intense toasted
The vineyard used is over 100 years probably prephilexeric. Only produced in excellent vintages.
Visual: Deep intense black colour which stains the sides of the glass.
Aromas:. An intense and defined nose which is complex, attractive and full of character has touches of amaretto sponge-cake, egg-yolk cakes, violet, vanilla, medicinal,
roasted, cedar, tobacco and black fruit liqueurs.
Taste: On the palate it is attacking, with body and tasty acidity, excellent structure, balance and a long finish with a floral back-taste.
Serving suggestions: Good with grilled meat, stewed mushrooms and wild mushrooms, cheeks in wine, fried foie gras, sirloin in pepper sauce, red meats, beans and pulses, mature and semi-mature cheese, game in red wine, steak tartare and so on.
Temperature of consumption: 17ºC
Ideal to pair with
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