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:
More than 50 years-old head-pruned tempranillos from the villages of Leza, Navaridas, San Asensio y Abalos. Garnachas from Badaran and the Graciano from our estate La Asperilla at the foot of the castle of Clavijo.
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. Ferrous sands soils with gypsum veins for the garnacha and colluvial origin clayey sand soils for our Graciano.
85% Tempranillo of clones adapted to the Sonsierra, 10% Garnacha from old vines from Alto Najerilla and 5% Graciano from the Clavijo montains.
Manual harvest, the Tempranillo and Graciano are destemmed and the Garnacha is fermented with stems. Fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts in wooden vats where punches are made to delicately wet the hat. Light pressing and subsequent malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks and oak. After malolactic fermentation, the different varieties are assembled and aged together.
18 months in French oak barrels and 2 months in a 4000L oak vats with subsequent aging in the bottle for a minimum of 20 months.
“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