GRAPES: Garnacha, Tempranillo and Viura.
Attractive salmon pink in colour with a rose pink rim. This is an aromatic wine, the nose revealing floral aromas along with peach, apricot and background notes of strawberry and citrus. Delicious, balanced palate, rounded with a lightly acidic aftertaste and a long, fruit driven finish.
VINEYARDS: From selected vineyards in Rioja.
VINTAGE: Given the adverse weather conditions of this year’s harvest, timing of key tasks in the vineyard was critical to obtaining high quality grapes. The harvest began with a dry autumn, following one of the worst droughts in history, and winter began with long awaited rains, cold spells, frost and snow, common in past years. This was followed by a cold, wet spring and a warm summer. Considering that this was a year of high rainfall, the harvest took place calmly and selectively.
WINEMAKING: Grapes were harvested at peak ripeness. The three varieties, Garnacha, Tempranillo and Viura were placed in the vat and allowed several hours of cold maceration. Following this, the vat was gravity drained, without mechanical pressing, to produce a juice which was then fermented at a controlled temperature of 16‰C for 20-25 days. In this way, the all important primary aromas are maintained. The resulting wine was kept for a time at the winery before being released to the market.