ON THE LAND
This wine is made from Tempranillo grapes grown on alluvial soils at an altitude of 450-490 metres.
The 2017 vintage was marked by sparse winter rainfall and early shoots. The region was hard hit by frost by late April, thus rendering lower yields. Timely rainfall during the summer months, and ideal conditions in August, helped fight back the level of hydric stress of the vines and led to an early September harvest, rendering small berries and optimum balance of berry compounds –a very good 2017 vintage.
IN THE WINERY
After being destemmed and crushed, the grapes were cold macerated for several hours. The must fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats.
IN THE GLASS
Appearance: deep and intense violet-red colour.
Nose: aromas of fresh red fruit and liquorice.
Taste: soft tannins, fresh fruit flavours, verywell-balanced and easy-drinking.
AT THE TABLE
A great wine to drink alone or to pair with tapas. Ideal for chuletillasal sarmiento(a Riojandish of lamb chops grilled over grapevine cuttings) or any grilled meat, as well as cheeses.