D.O.C. Rioja, Red (harvest last week of October 2.012)
Tempranillo 100%. Vines: 60-80 years.
Located in Uruñuela, Cenicero and San Asensio. Medium yield: 32 Hls/Ha. Limestone Calcareous. Organic fertilizers. Manual harvest in cases of 6 kgs.
Traditional elaboration process. Alcoholic fermentation for 11 days. Controlled temperature: 28º-30º.
Maceration before fermentation for 72 hours and after fermentation for 20 days. Daily pumping over for 20 days so we aboid bitter flavors.
Malolactic Fermentation in barrels.
22 months in French barrels: 70% and American 30% MEDIUM TOASTED. Rack each 4 months.
Excellent. Medium humiduty Winter, fresh spring and powerful budding. Dry summer with contrasted temperatures and the result of richer grapes full of poliphenoles.
-Colour: Deep cherry lively. Garnet tints.
-Nose: Powerful, elegant and rich. Strong frutal character. Red fruits and balsamic notes. Mineral notes.
-Palate: Backbone, round tannins. Well-balanced and powerful flavors. Length, fruity and spicy tints.
-Storage: dark places
-Storing temperature: 15ºC
-Serving temperature: 18ºC
Roast and grilled red meat. Lamb, cured cheese.