GRAPES: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Intense dark cherry colour. Attractive aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and raspberries, blended together with hints of spice and vanilla. Complex and elegant on the palate with fine tannins and a good length.
VINEYARDS: Selected vineyards in Rioja Alta.
VINTAGE: The 2012 harvest has been low yielding in the DOC Rioja due to drought that has characterised this vintage. The yield of the vineyard was lower especially in dry land areas and has affected all varieties. The drought was slightly relieved in late September and October and the grapes underwent a technological upgrade. In CVNE harvest started on September 20 and concluded on October 23rd. It has been a slow and selective vintage due to weather changes and uncertainty. The grapes arrived at the winery in excellent health.
WINEMAKING: Made from hand selected grapes from our vineyards in Rioja Alta. The colour and structure is obtained after alcoholic fermentation maceration. The malolactic fermentation makes the wine suitable for ageing in American and French oaks. Finally passed into our drafts, which will age under suitable temperature and humidity conditions until it goes to market.
TASTING NOTES: A classic Gran Reserva Rioja with exceptional purity of fruit. Fantastic balance and elegance from its five year maturation period.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.