Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Ageing: 26 months in American oak
Type of wine: Gran Reserva red
Origen: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Subregion: Rioja Alta
Alcohol: 13,50 %
Vineyards: Sustainable – Old vines
Vineyard location: Ollauri, Gimileo, Briones
Vineyard training: Bush , trellis
Soil composition: Chalky-Clay
Vineyard altitude: 470-520 m
Green harvest: Yes
Harvest date: October 11th -15th
Type of harvest: Manual
Grapes pressing: Yes
Prefermentative maceration: 4 days
Fermentation: Spontaneous and controlled
Racking: Every 6 months by gravity
Type of oak: medium+ toasted
To ensure the highest quality, this wine is racked (moving wine from one barrel to another empty one) every six months by the traditional way by gravity.
Visual: intensely dark wine with a tawny rim indicating early signs of ageing well.
Aromas: reminders of very ripe fruit and vanilla smoothly blended with spicy, medicinal, cocoa and roasted aromas indicative of the long barrel time.
Taste: Intense but balanced and silky in the mouth, longlasting and with an attractiveness that will open up and improve for hours in the glass. Great potential to age in bottle.
Serving suggestions: Very good with roast meat, grills, duck confit, pepper steak, mature and semi-mature cheese, venison in red wine, grilled wild mushrooms, casseroles, Iberian ham and so on.
Temperature of consumption: 18ºC STORAGE
Store this wine in a cool ventilated place where the temperature is fairly constant. Keep the bottles on their side so that the wine is always in contact with the cork
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