Carefully selected 100% Tempranillo, harvested by hand from 20-40 year-old vines from clay-chalky soil in vineyards in Laguardia: San Cristóbal, La Media Legua, Prado de las Albas and La Laguna. The grapes were de-stemmed and then fermented in 25,000 stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 26-28°C. After 7-10 day maceration, the malolactic fermentation took place in order to ensure the correct acidity. It was then aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
Dark red cherry colour. Wild fruit (sour cherries, blackberry), sweet wood and spices, cocoa, fruit liqueur, prunes, balsamic herbs, mineral aspect, toasted notes. Soft, rich, rounded palate with layered red fruits, spice, smoky and savoury, complex with fine tannins and freshness on the finish. Perfect with grilled lamb, cured hams, cheeses. Suitable for vegans. Production 65,000 bottles
Guía Peñin 2021 - 89 points
Tim Atkin Rioja Report 2018 - 90 points
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