Despite the usual ripening differences that occurred at the beginning of september due to the high altitude of each vineyard, good weather conditions allowed to harvest at its optimum maturity stage.
On this occasion, we had a slightly early harvest from its regular dates, but its analytics, organoleptic properties, and the balance in the grapes were ideal.
This vintage wines have an impressive color intensity, thanks to the exceptional light conditions during the ripening process, getting violet hues and narrow rim. In the nose, they tend to have full aromas more likely to dark fruits, also layered with mineral and spicy hints. However, on the palate, they are characterized by a very good balance, and high ageing capacity, judging by its tender tannins that indicates a proper phenolic ripeness.
From our own vineyards located in Pesquera de Duero higher than 900 m. (3.000 feet) above the sea level. Limited yields.
Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 26 ºc.
14 months in french and american oak.
Visually, the wine exhibits an appealing red ruby color of medium-high intensity. Expressive in the nose with a good complexity, red fruit aromas (redcurrants), liquorice, and some other spicy notes that foresees the time the wine rested in barrel. Unctuous and full-bodied on the palate, and elegant at the same time. It shows some gentle and well ripen tannins followed by a lingering finish.
Roasted and grilled meat, grilled vegetables, stews made from legumes…