Winter in Ribera del Duero met the usual guidelines for the area, concentrating mainly on the coldest temperatures during January. Later, at the end of winter and beginning of spring, temperatures were somewhat higher than usual, which led to an advanced five days the bud burst of the vines, despite the temperatures in April that were lower than normal.
The grape, with an immaculate health mainly as a consequence of the absence of rains, has had some technical characteristics that remember the 2005 harvest, especially as a consequence of the small size of the berries.
From our own vineyards located in Pesquera de Duero higher than 900 m. (3.000 feet) above the sea level. This rocky and calcareous terrain provides yields below 4.500 kg./ha.
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…