The wine shows interesting aromatic complexity with notes of fruit compote and jam blended with aromas of chocolate, coffee, toast, sweet spices and tobacco leaf from the barrel ageing period. On the palate the wine is soft with elegant tannins, personality and an unctuous mouth feel, leading to a long finish with hints of sweet spice.
Bela is produced from hand harvested, carefully selected grapes from our own vineyards situated from more than 800m altitude in the village of Villalba de Duero. The soils are calcareous clay and sandy loam and the climate here is continental.
The winemaking process is traditional, with pre-fermentation cold maceration in stainless steel tanks and, following fermentation, 18 months ageing in American and French, new and one-year old oak barrels.
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