Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano from old bush vines aged between 50 and 80 years, grown in Alto Najerilla, Sonsierra Riojana and Montes de Clavijo.
This blend of landscapes produces a complex and intense red wine with freshness, depth and a powerful finish.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN:
A selection of head-pruned plots from La Sonsierra Riojana, Alto Najerilla, Tudelilla and Montes de Clavijo. The vineyards are located at an altitude of between 460 and 720 metres.
SAN VICENTE DE LA SONSIERRA: La Liende, El codo, Valgrande. BRIONES: Mingortiz, El Calvario, Buenos Aires.
LEZA: La Cruz. CÁRDENAS: Maria Valgañon, Camino Cordovín. TUDELILLA: Aldares “VIÑEDO SINGULAR DE RIOJA”. ALBELDA DE IREGUA: Camino Clavijo.
From 50 to 80 years old, 100% head-pruned vineyards.
Mixture of clay-lime and clay-ferrous with many boulders that give us powerful, structured wines with great ageing capacity.
Wine elaborated with 85% Tempranillo,10% Garnacha y 5% Graciano.
Harvest with optimal phenolic ripeness, fermentation in stainless steel tanks controlling the temperature to preserve varietal aromas. Maceration in contact with skins and pips 10-12 days after fermentation to extract tannins which will help us in the barrel-ageing process, light pressing and subsequent malolactic fermentation, in barrels with 30% wine.
15 months French oak, new and second use.
“Attractive, toasty-oak and red-plum and summer-berry aromas here with a very fresh, lithe and juicy feel that delivers a plush, fresh and long feel on the palate. The freshness here is impressive. Drink now.”
James Suckling – 92 points