VINEYARD: Rioja Alta & Rioja Alavesa
VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
D.O.: Calificada Rioja
CATEGORY: Gran Reserva
ALCOHOL DEGREE: 13% v/v.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6,2 g/l. Tártrica
HARVEST DATE: 4th week of September
BOTTLING DATE: July 2017
VINIFICATION: Fermentation in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats. 21 days maceration.
AGEING: 24 months in French and American oak barriques.
The main characteristic of this year was the lack of rainfall in spring and a mild summer Wich gave a uniform and total ripening. The rain during the harvest marked two vintages, one before and one after.
Color: Intense cherry color with blue rim, Bright and crystalline.
Nose: Elegant and complex with hints of woodwork, vanilla, cigar-box and spices. Recall of blackberry, plums in liqueur.
Palate: Intense with a big volume developing on the palate, showing a big freshness and elegance. Well balanced acidity with the alcohol. Rounded and rich. Long finish.
Medium and well matured cheeses. Strong and powerful stews. Steamed vegetables, legumes and chicken soup.