D.O.Ca Rioja (Spain)
Wine making process
Unequaled quality grapes from our old vines which are hand harvested and selected then fermented at a max temperature of 86ºF in concrete tanks and 79 (US gal lqd) barrels. Manual punching down throughout fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in French and American oak barrels with a minimum ageing of 24 months. Settling and fining in concrete tanks then bottled.
This blend comes from various varieties (Tempranillo, Grenache and Graciano) grown in Baños de Ebro (Rioja Alavesa), San Asensio and Medrano (Rioja Alta). These old Bush vines are noted for their freshness and ripeness.
A medium intense garnet.
Red and black cherries elegantly integrated with dried prunes and a mixed fruit compote with leather and tobacco leaf wafting through.
Soft silky tannins and a spicy vanilla crisp finish. Toasty flavours with a refreshing acidity.
Type of Wine
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano.
Barrel: 24 months, 70% French 30% American oak barrels.
Bottle: At least 18 months ageing in bottle.
Goes well with chorizo, ham and spicy dishes. Also fabulous with pasta and risottos.