A very special wine which we only produce in exceptional vintages.
Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano. Only made from exceptional harvests.
Made from grapes grown in a specially selected twelve-hectare vineyard with four essential features. Harvesting began late and only when the grapes had reached full maturity. Vinified in small vats at temperatures of up to 35º C. Long maceration of no less than three weeks.
Malolactic break down checked in new oak casks with subsequent ageing on the lees and regular stirring of these in the barrel. Ageing for not less than 18 months in brand new barrels, reacked at least once.
In order to keep the structure and savouriness of the wine intact, it was bottled without prior tartatic stabilisation of closed filtering, so that with time, or if exposed to low temperatures, solid matter will be precipitated. Should this occur, it is best to decant the wine before serving. The presence of this sediment in no way affects the sensory characteristics of the wine.
The quality of the fruit used and the process outlined above have combined to produce a suprisingly complete wine which has conserved all the characteristics of youth. To the eye, its deep, dark colour with bright ruby rings can be immediately appreciated. On the nose, the delicate balance between youth and ageing stands out. The wine opens up with aromas of red berries such as cherries and raspberries, cloaked in hints of smokiness and spices. As the months pass, the aromas become more complex and we anticipate a slow evolution in the bottle. In the mouth it is full and powerful. Confirming our best expectations, after swallowing the wine its smooth, balanced, full-bodied sensations linger.