APPELLATION: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
AGEING: 24 months in oak barrels plus 12 more months in the bottle.
Fermentation: 20 days in stainless steel tanks
Routines: Daily ‘delestage’.
Barrel type: American oak (50%) and French oak (50%).
Other details: 30% of barrels are brand-new.
Colour: Bright red cherry colour of medium intensity.
Nose: Intense and complex, with a ripe red fruit bouquet and fine touches of the aging (spices, coffee, vanilla).
Palate: Balanced, deep, elegant and fresh.
All types of meats, specially roasted pork and veal. Lamb cutlets cooked over vineshots. Meat stews, tunafish stews. Cured cheeses.
JAMES SUCKLING – 91 points