The clay-limestone soils of the high-altitude vineyards where this wine comes from define its intense and complex personality, with spicy and ripe fruit notes. It is balanced, fresh and smooth.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
Ribera del Duero.
Selection of vineyards in the area of Piñel de Abajo, Pesquera de Duero, Nava de roa, Baños de Valdearados and Moradillo de Roa, rounded off with some other vineyards in the Ribera del Duero Burgalesa area.
From 800 to 950 metres above sea level, ranging from 20 to 40 years of age.
Mixture of calcareous clayey soils and sandy clay loam.
The 2019 harvest was performed with absolute normality, on the usual dates, with no incidents to report during the entire cycle. An intense and deep vintage, of good oenological quality. 2019 grape conditions and health were exceptional throughout the entire cycle, with an unusually high concentration in product quality, which ultimately results in highly concentrated wines. Temperatures during the viticultural year were considered normal according to historical data, accompanied by low annual rainfall (300 litres approx.), but with water reserves generated from the previous year. The vegetative cycle was a week later than average, but in good health. During the ripening process, we had a favourable climate with contrasting day-night temperatures which produced optimal ripeness, resulting in wines with a high aromatic content and ageing potential. This gives us a sensation of balance and freshness, as well as fruity sensations; always with a long-lasting finish on tasting.
Twelve months in 225-litre French and American oak barrels.
“Very attractive berry character with hints of cedar and vanilla. It’s medium-bodied with firm, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Attractive now. Drink and enjoy.”
James Suckling – 91 points