Intense dark cherry colour. Attractive aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and raspberries, blended together with hints of spice and vanilla. Complex and elegant on the palate with fine tannins and a good length.
Made from hand selected grapes from our vineyards in Rioja Alta
The 2017 harvest in Haro began on the 2nd September and ended on the 6th October. The year began with warmer temperatures than usual which brought forward the growing season, including bud burst. The new growth thens uccumbed heavily to the severe frost at the end of April reducing even further a yield which had already been diminished by drought. At the end of July, isolated storms helped to restore vegetative balance in the vines, so raising hopes for improved production yields. Haro’s usual continental climate with cool summer nights contributed to avoiding excessive ripening in the grapes and assisted in producing a high quality vintage. In addition, regular checks in the vineyard were critical in deciding the optimumtiming for the harvest and safeguarding the characteristic freshness of wines fromthe region. It should be noted that the vegetative cycle was not as short as expected with the early harvest date, due to the earlier budding.
The colour and structure is obtained after alcoholic fermentation maceration. The malolactic fermentation makes the wine suitable for ageing in American and French oaks. Finally the wine was left to age in our centenary cellars where it remained for a minimum of 36 months under optimum temperature and humidity conditions until being released to the market.
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