The result of a selection of plots planted with older vines, it is a wine to lay down and enjoy, combining the expression of the land with a long ageing period in the cellar. It is dense, deep and complex, brimming with fruit and balsam notes as well as noticeable minerality. It boasts round texture and a broad, lingering and balanced volume.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
Ribera del Duero.
Vineyards located in Moradillo de Roa.
VINEYARD ALTITUDE & AGE:
20 to 60 years-old vineyards, located at 800 to 950 meters over the sea level.
Extremely limestone with a slight slope. Very poor in its fertile horizons and with a very fragile texture in depth to favour root penetration.
Tinta Fina del País.
The 2017 vintage was rated "Very Good". It was a very hot and dry year. In the sprouting, the water reserves began low and the months of July and August became more acute, months that were extremely dry. However, what marked the vintage was the frost of April 28th, which devastated much of the Riberad del Duero and even other wine-growing areas not only in Spain but also in France and Italy. This frost (-6º below zero temperatures) took place just after bud break and with a weak plant mass, which greatly reduced the production and concentrated everything in the few clusters that remained. Wines with more volume and medium acidity were the result. Perfect for drinking them when they are young but with a good aging capacity due to a present but friendly tannin that will confer longevity and good aging to the wines.
Twelve months in French and American oak with subsequent refinement in the bottle for 24 months.
“Aromas of spice and blackberry meld with a touch of game on the nose. The palate feels tightly coiled in similar tones alongside vanilla, while the finish brings a kick of toasty oak.”
Wine Enthusiast – 92 points