COUNTRY/REGION: Spain/Ribera del Duero.
GRAPES: 100% Tempranillo.
Bodegas La Horra is a relatively new project in Ribera del Duero. Plots of La Horra and Roa (Burgos) with an average age of 20 years are used. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in wood vats and stainless steel vats and the maceration time is around 18 days with ageing lasting 14 months in barrels of 80% French oak and 20% American oak.
Spring and autumn were extraordinary warm, but summer was cooler than usual. The rains concentrated during the winter months, which provided enough reserves for the vines to finish a good cycle and the small amount of rain that fell in September provided the final push. During the harvest season there was a small jump in temperature and some rains at the end of the harvest, but La Horra was not affected. The health of the grape was perfect and the harvest was staggered.
TASTING NOTES: Medium layer with a beautiful cherry colour. The nose is very expressive with the sensation of red fruits and aromatic herbs of the landscape of La Horra. The wood is perfectly integrated and the mouth offers lots of red fruit and some darker, black fruit notes. It is kind on the palate and with good tannins and perfect balance.