This wine is made of 100% Tempranillo from 15-25 year old vineyards in the Rihuelo area between the town of Alfaro and the slopes of Monte Yerga.
The wine shows a deep cherry red color with violet tones. Intense fruity nose of blackberry and licorice over sweet mocha aromas. Vibrant with smooth tannins; long-lasting, powerful and smooth. An incredible Rioja value.
Varietal(s): 100% Tempranillo
Age of vines: 15-25 years
Soil type: Clay & Limestone
Vinification: Work in the vineyard focused on achieving maximum tannic ripeness, while keeping the alcohol levels under control.
Harvest is by hand in some vineyards, mechanized in others. Grapes are destemmed and gently crushed. Temperature controlled (22-25º C) fermentation in stainless steel vats. Minimal maceration with the skins to preserve the fruit and insure easy drinking wines. Malolactic fermentation in concrete vats. 35 % of the final blend has been aged in used 225 liter American oak barrels (3, 4 & 5 years), the remainder aged a minimum of 6 months in contact with it's fine lees in concrete tanks.