Has an intense robe with purple colour and violet highlights. Clean, bright and extremely well presented.
Very nice complexity in the nose aromas. Intense aroma of black fruits as redcurrant , blackberry and blueberry with nice red fruits (raspberry and bilberry) dominate over the aniseed, balsamic notes and species as clove, cardamom and black pepper.
The taste has an excellent velvety structure, well balanced and full-flavoured, with sweet and round tannins married to nice 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 225 L barrels (75-percent French and 25-percent American oak). It is then aged an additional one year in bottle before leaving the cellar.
The 2017 low-yielding and early harvest was characterized by the deep frost April 27th, 65 % less yield in La Horra. The climatology conditions were high temperatures and severe drought during spring and summer, gave very small berries and healthy bunches. The harvesting was the earlier ever from September 14th 27th–and gave to the wines powerful black fruit aromas, concentration, polished tannins, intense colour and low acidity.
This wine is ideally served at the temperature of 16ºC (61ºF) to accompany pork and beef dishes stews, as well as hard cheese.
Recommended consumption time from now until 2029.