GRAPES: 90% Tempranillo, 4% Mazuelo, 3% Garnacha and 3% Graciano.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Deep ruby and cherry red in colour. Good intensity on the nose with ripe autumn fruits, warm spices and elegant toasty oak. The palate is rich, warming and velvety with good acidity and fine tannins. The vanilla from the oak is well integrated with the raspberry fruit of the Tempranillo producing a fine, rich complex palate and a long finish.
VINEYARDS: Wine made from high quality plots located in Rioja Alavesa and harvested manually.
VINTAGE: This vintage has been characterized by a delay in the evolution of the cycle being the most delayed one in the century. It was a vintage conditioned by an atypical climatology (very rainy throughout the cycle and cold spring). The harvest begins in Viña Real on October 7 with a previous selection of vineyard and with pleasant temperatures during October which predicts good evolution of those vineyards most punished by adverse climatology. The harvest ends on October 28 with good expectations for the wines of this harvest, highlighting a higher acidity and freshness.
WINEMAKING: The grapes, which are mainly grown in the Rioja Alavesa sub-region are carefully handpicked when fully ripe and only the healthiest bunches are selected. On arrival at the winery, the grapes are cooled and macerated prior to the alcoholic fermentation which is carried out in stainless steel at a carefully controlled temperature. The length of time that the fermenting juice is kept in contact with the skins is determined by daily tasting and analysis until the desired levels of colour and structure are reached. The young wine is then transferred to a mix of American and French oak casks to mature for up to two years before being bottled. Once bottled the wine will remain in cellars for a minimum of 18 months to continue its maturation prior to release to the market.
TASTING NOTES: A high percentage of Tempranillo fruit (90%) is the hallmark of the Viña Real style. Complex, rich and sophisticated, the vanilla from the oak is beautifully integrated into the raspberry fruit.
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.