Has an intense robe with cherry-red colour and blue highlights. Clean, bright and extremely well presented.
Very nice complexity in the nose aromas. The red fruits dominate over the species: vanillin, cinnamon, nutmeg and pink pepper. It is enhanced by sweet touches of oak toffee and coffee.
The taste has an excellent silky structure, well balanced and full-flavoured, with sweet and round tannins married to light acidity, giving a fresh, harmonic tone to the palate. Long and elegant finish.
The Tempranillo grapes used in this wine come from La Horra and from vines average age 40 years. Soils are clay, loam and sandy at 800-840 meters of altitude. After being hand-harvested and undergoing cluster selection in the vineyards, the grapes are destemmed and go through gravity-controlled tanks, with five to six days of cold-skin maceration prior to fermentation. An additional two months of maturation follow, with malolactic fermentation taking place. The wine is aged for twelve months in two-plus year-old barrels (50-percent American and 50-percent French oak). It is then aged an additional one year in bottle before leaving the cellar.
The 2014 harvest was characterized by a high yield production. The climatology conditions were very good along the cycle, very healthy vintage and especially along September. The early harvesting September 26th-October 3rd gave to the wines powerful fruit aromas, sweet tannins, intense colour and adequate acidity for aging into barrels accompanied by a proper degree of alcohol.
The 2014 vintage was qualified as VERY GOOD.
This wine is ideally served at the temperature of 16 ºC (61 ºF) to accompany pork and beef dishes stews, as well as hard cheese.
Recomended consumption time from now until 2026.