APPELLATION: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
AGEING: 24 months in oak barrels plus 36 more months in the bottle.
Fermentation: 20 days in stainless steel tanks
Routines: Daily ‘delestage’.
Barrel type: American oak (25%) and French oak (75%).
Other details: All barrels are brand-new.
Colour: Red ruby colour with a distinctive brick organge rim.
Nose: Of a great intensity, with vanilla, coffee, spices and ripe black fruit aromas, as well as nuances from the bottle aging: leather, dry leaves.
Palate: Soft and silky, with a strong personality.
Aftertaste: Very prolonged, warm and pleasing.
All types of meats. Classic recipes, such as game stews. Cured and smoked cheeses. Black chocolate desserts.
JAMES SUCKLING – 93 points
BERLIN WINE TROPHY – GOLD