Made exclusively in the best vintages D.O.Ca. Rioja
GRAPE VARIETIES – 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha tinta, 5% Graciano.
VINEYARDS & YIELDS – Selection of parcels from 25-35 year-old vineyards, located in
Rioja Alta (85%) and Rioja Alavesa (15%). Low Yields of
35HL/ha on average.
PREDOMINANT CLIMATE – Mild Atlantic climate with marked seasons.
HARVESTING – 100% manual, parcel by parcel.
VINIFICATION – The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. Alcoholic fermentation
at controlled temperatures, starting off at 10°C to reach 28°C.
Prolonged alcoholic maceration with the skins up to 25 days to
extract more colour, aromas and tannic structure. Malolactic
fermentation in stainless-steel tanks. Once this process has
finalised, the wines are put into barrels for ageing with racking
every 6 months.
TOTAL TIME IN BARREL – 20 months in French oak barrels, split equally between brand
new barrels and two & three-year old barrels.
AGEING IN BOTTLE – 2 years minimum before release.
TASTING NOTES – Intense, dark colour. A depth of blackcurrants comes through on
the nose with toasted notes, refined oak and sweet spice. Rich
and luscious in the mouth with delicious fruit and ripened tannins
that blend in harmony with a dense structure. A Reserva of superb finesse and complexity.
Serve at 17ºC. ABV:14%