Cherry-red colour and violet highlights that signifies good ripeness. Clean, bright and extremely well presented.
Predominant black berries and plums, aromas with elegant notes of black liquorice and cinnamon all well integrated with the oak.
The palate is powerful and long showing a good structure, balanced acidity and rounded sweet tannins. Lingering to the finish.
The Tempranillo grapes used in this wine come from 15-25 year-old vines. 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 cold skin maceration prior to fermentation. An additional two months of maturation follow, with malolactic fermentation taking place. The wine is aged for four months in new oak barrels (50-percent American and 50-percent French oak). It has an additional four months of ageing in the 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.
The 2017 vintage was qualified as VERY GOOD
This wine is ideally served at the temperature of 16 ºC (61 ºF) to accompany roasted pork and beef, as well as rice and vegetable dishes and semi-soft cheeses.
Recomended consumption time from now until 2023.