High and persistent aromatic intensity, highlighting forest fruits and licquorice. On the palate it presents itself as a structured wine, with body and vigorous tannins which indicate good ageing potential.
Carefully selected vineyards in the Alavesa sub-region of Rioja.
The 2014 harvest amount exceeds the previous two vintages. During the year, the climatology was favourable resulting in a vegetative cycle that allowed for a good vintage. Both the summer months and the harvest time have been marked by more rain than expected. Again preventive treatments performed in our vineyards, such as thinning clusters have allowed us to obtain high quality grapes. The harvest began on the 23rd September, when we started harvesting white grapes and continued with red grapes, until it was finished on 22nd October.
The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature with a long maceration according to tastings and daily analysis. After the malolactic fermentation takes place, the wine is then transferred to a mix of American and French oak casks to mature, for up to 22 months, before being bottled. Once bottled, it will remain in our cellars to continue its maturation prior to release to the market.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses