GRAPES: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Mazuelo.
WINEMAKING: Burgundy colour with medium intensity and pink reminiscences in the ellipse. On the nose it is an attractive wine with floral aromas and very fruity with forest fruits intermingled with the sweet aromas of the spices from the ageing in barrel during 18 months. On the palate it is a soft wine, marked by a silky tannin and a fresh finish, which gives us a long and complex aftertaste.
VINEYARDS: Selected vineyards in Rioja Alta.
VINTAGE: The 2014 harvest amount exceeds the previous two vintages. During the year, the climate was favourable, resulting in a vegetative cycle that allowed us to expect a good vintage. Both the summer months and the harvest time have been marked by more rain than expected. Again preventative treatments performed in our vineyards, such as thinning clusters and leaves have allowed us to obtain good quality grapes.
WINEMAKING: The grapes were hand picked from selected vineyards and, following destalking, they were fermented at controlled temperatures. Following a full malolactic fermentation to balance the acidity, and to round and soften the wine, it was matured for eighteen months in a mixture of French and American oak barrels, with rackings every six months. After bottling, the wine was cellared for a year before being released.
TASTING NOTES: Hallmark C.V.N.E. fruit shines through in this fine Reserva. Two years in American and French oak casks give greater complexity and smooth tannins along with enticing brambly and sweet spice aromas.
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.