Deep dark cherry red red with purple legs. Dense, brilliant and smooth.
Super complex nose. Fully ripened plums and picota cherries with nice spices as nutmeg black, clove, pepper, cacao, cinnamon and hints of balsamic notes and forest.
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 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 (85-percent French and 15-percent American oak). It is then aged an additional two years in bottle before leaving the cellar.
The 2015 harvest was characterized by a very low yield production. The climatology conditions were good along the cycle, very healthy vintage and especially dry along September. The early harvesting September 21st –October3rd gave to the wines powerful fruit aromas, balance tannins, intense colour and a perfect acidity for aging into barrels.
The 2015 vintage was qualified as EXCELLENT.
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 2032.