Intense ruby red, bright and deep in colour. Rich, deep aromas of bramble, red autumn fruit with a hint of balsamic and warm spices from fine oak. The palate is fine, complex and long, with balanced tannins and an excellent bright finish.
The grapes are handpicked from our vineyards in the Rioja Alta sub-region.
Given the adverse weather conditions of this year’s harvest, timing of key tasks in the vineyard was critical to obtaining high quality grapes. The harvest began with a dry autumn, following one of the worst droughts in history, and winter began with long awaited rains, cold spells, frost and snow, which were common in past years. There then followed a cold, wet spring and a warm summer. Considering that this was a year with high rainfall, the harvest took place calmly and selectively.
Following destalking they were fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vates. Following a full malolactic fermentation to balance the acidity and add extra roundness & softeness, the wine was matured for eighteen months in a mixture of French and American oak barrels. After bottling, the wine was cellared for a minimum of 18 months until being released.
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