Grape(s): 85% Tempranillo 10% Graciano 5% Mazuelo
Localization: Rioja, Spain
Tasting Notes: An aromatic constellation of black cherries, cigar ash, some spiced meats, a nice touch of soil, gentle oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is ripe, full-bodied and focused, with a lovely core, good soil signature and a long, suavely tannic and complex finish.
Notes: Hand-harvested into small baskets. The destemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 30 days with a twice a day pump-overs. Aged for 24 months in French and American oak barrels, racked every 6 months. Aged a further 36 months in bottle before release
The Domain: This winery is run by third generation winegrowers. The current owner, Oscar Montaña’s,grandfather started working in wine in 1910. Vineyards range in age from 30 to 55+ years old. Fruit comes from a combination of estate grown fruit and fruit grown under contract and winery direction from two distinct areas within Rioja Alta. All fruit is hand harvested. The current winery was built in 1989 incorporating stainless steel tanks and refrigeration. Their cellars have storage for over 50,000 cases of wine.