Deep dark cherry red red with purple legs. Dense, brilliant and smooth.
Super complex nose. Fully ripened plum, black fruits, liquorice, blackberries, black currant and black cacao. Nice spices as nutmeg and hints of balsamic notes and cassis scents.
Concentrated. Powerful in the mouth, the wine is well balanced and its pleasant silky tannins and perfect acidity bring harmony with long finish taste.
The Tempranillo grapes used in this wine come exclusively from bush vines older than 60 years from La Horra. Soils clay and loam at an elevation 800-840 meters. After being hand-harvested before rains from September 26th till October 1st 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 fifteen months in new oak barrels (60-percent French and 40-percent American oak). It is then aged an additional two years in bottle before leaving the cellar.
The 2013 harvest was characterized by a medium yield production. The Climatology conditions were difficult, very fresh spring, very dry summer and wet winter. This vintage is very special and gives 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 2013 vintage was qualified as GOOD.
This wine is ideally served at room temperature 16 ºC (61 ºF) to accompany steak, venison and other hearty fare such as stews and roast, as hard cheeses as well. We suggest to decant.
Recomended consumption time from now until 2030.