GRAPES: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo.
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: Made from hand selected grapes from our vineyards in Rioja Alta.
VINTAGE: The 2013 vintage was unusual weather-wise, having much higher average rainfall than the preceding years and with a cold spring. This situation continued until June, causing flooding in some vineyards, and as a result, flowering and fruit set were very irregular. Harvest was then later and smaller than normal, lasting from the 7th to the 28th October. It was slow and gradual, requiring great care and selection in the vineyard to collect only those grapes which had ripened perfectly while excluding bunches affected by mildew and oïdium. The small production assured good quality at the end of the harvest. In general terms, wines of this vintage are special because of their increased acidity and freshness compared with previous vintages.
WINEMAKING: 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 the wine was left to age in our centenary cellars where it remained for a minimum of 36 months under optimum temperature and humidity conditions until being released to the market.