Very well dressed, deep violet colour and narrow rim.
Huge fruit expression, predominant black berries with elegant notes of black liquorice and nutmeg all well integrated with the oak.
The palate has a very good balance due to the freshness that acidity brings. The tannins are particularly silky and powerful. Given a nice elegance to the wine.
The Tempranillo grapes used in this wine come from 15-25 year-old vines from La Horra and Roa de Duero. Soils in this zone are a mixture of clay, silt and sand. 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 oak barrel (50-percent American and 50-percent French oak). It has an additional four months of ageing in the bottle before leaving the cellar.
The 2019 was a typical dry year without visible symptoms of drought and very healthy. We have got berries of smaller size than usual. Harvesting happens from 25th of September to 5th of October giving medium yield and perfect ripeness. Wines will be fresh and elegant with very expressive nose, great balance and velvety tannins.
This wine is ideally served at the temperature of 16ºC (61ºF) to accompany roasted pork and beef, as well as rice and vegetable dishes and semi-soft cheeses.
Recommended consumption time from now until 2024.