D.O.Ca Rioja (Spain)
Wine making process
Manual harvest is made at night in boxes of 26 lb. The harvest is carried out only by qualified winery staff selecting the bunches in each vine in the vineyard. During the fermentation, soft pumping and punching are carried out, and a part of the grapes is also fermented in French barrels of 132 (US gal lqd)open, making two racking per year without removing the lees, to give the wine volume, smoothness and silkiness. Refining in the bottle before leaving the cellar.
It is a vineyard in bush of 15 acres located in the town of San Adrián on an erosion slope in the river Ega with southern exposure at 1312 ft altitude. It is a vineyard of Graciano, called El Barranco, planted in 1940 being the oldest in the world with a poor sandy soil, round and with stones.
Ruby red with high robe, clean and bright.
Deeply intense aroma, with an excellent combination of black fruit and spices, prunes, date fruit, black chocolate and toffee scents.
Well structured, dense, well balanced, with a high concentration of ripe tannins. Long and complex black fruit and spices aftertaste.
Type of Wine
12 months in French and Romanian oak barrels.
Bottle: 6 months.
Goes well with cured cheeses, grilled meats, hunting meat and traditional stews.