A wine that speaks of the Sonsierra in Rioja Alta and Alavesa, of the landscapes of Alto Najerilla, Albelda de Iregua and the Moncalvillo slopes, a balanced combination of Tempranillo with small additions of Garnacha. Old bush vines and a traditional ageing process result in a wine that is fruity, lively and fresh, balanced and softly textured.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
Head-pruned tempranillos from our estate La Asperilla in Calvijo, together with tempranillos from Abalos y San Vicente in the Sonsierra and the garnachas from Cardenas in Alto Najerilla.
Tall head-pruned vineyard between 560 and 700 metres of altitude over the sea level.
Calcareous silt of degrading origin from bedrock composed of calcareous sandstones for the Tempranillo soils in La Sonsierra. Colluvial origin clayey sand soils with a lot of limestone from accumulation by washing for the Tempranillo in Clavijo. Ferrous sands soils with a clay bottom for the Garnacha from Alto Najerilla.
85% Tempranillo of clones adapted to the Sonsierra, 15% Garnacha from old vines from Alto Najerilla.
Manual harvest, the Tempranillo is destemmed and the Garnacha is fermented with stems. The fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts where periodic punching and pumping over are carried out to delicately wet the hat. Light pressing and subsequent malolactic fermentation. After, the two varieties are assembled and aged together.
12 months in French, American and Eastern oak barrels with a minimum of 15 months in the bottle.
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