Blend of diferent varieties (Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano) grown in Rioja Alavesa & Rioja Alta. The old bush vines are low yielding and well exposed to sun with a mix of calcareous and ferrous clay soils. Grapes are selected for their balance between freshness, structure and ripeness. Hand harvested then fermented at 28ºC with 20 days maceration and gentle pumping over 4-5 times daily. Malolactic fermentation in concrete eggs and ageing in French and American oak barrels for 12-14 months.
Appearance: Deep intense rich garnet colour.
Aroma: Rich aromas of stewed fruits, dried prune, cinnamon, candied strawberries intermingled with toasty, smoky oak aromas.
Taste: A fresh acidity with deep toasty oak flavours well integrated with ripe fruit.