D.O.Ca Rioja (Spain)
Wine making process
The Grenache is elaborated in 79(US gal lqd) barrels with various punching downs daily. The other varieties are made is 3434 (US gal lqd) inox tanks and large French barrels of 6340 (US gal lqd) with pumping over done by hose. Maceration time is strictly controlled depending on vintage and variety. Malolactic fermentation in barrels with 24 months ageing. A blend of different varieties after aging with attention to the typicity of the wine depending on the percentage of varieties blended.
A blend after barrel ageing of four of our best vineyards:La Muga, a sunny vineyard of 40 years old Tempranillo vines in a chalky clay soil with round pebbles, at an altitude of 1181 ft. It provides us with elegant grapes with flavourful finesse and noteworthy red fruit and liquorice. Poyatos, another sunny vineyard with 40 years old vines in a limo/limestone soil in Azagra giving fresh, elegant and concentrated grapes prefect for ageing. Los Molinos, Graciano vines located in poor soil in San Adrián. This vineyard is defined by its high acidity, low yield and high concentration flavour. Los Quiñones, is our oldest Grenache vineyard and is located on the slopes of Yerga in Aldeanueva de Ebro. The soil is ferrous clay type and was planted in 1978. Year after year, it provides us with well structured, medium intensity coloured wine with an extreme delicacy from the Grenache grape at an altitude of 1345 ft.
Deep intense garnet with terracotta tinges.
An evolving smoky spicy aromatic wine with well assembled aromas of fruits of the forests, ripe strawberries, plum, black cherry and soft wafts of coconut.
A soft acidity with smooth satin tannins and medium body with long lingering flavours of earthy black peppercorns.
Type of Wine
Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha.
Barrel: 24 months, new and second year French and American oak barrels.
Bottle: At least 12 months
Goes well with turkey, pork, chargrilled vegetables, black pudding and spicy Asian dishes.