Grapes: 90% Tempranillo 10% Mazuelo
All grapes were hand harvested into small baskets for transport to the winery. The detemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 25 days with a twice a day pump-over. Following malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for 1 year in American and French oak barrels.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-red. Complex aromas of red berries, cherry, spicecake, rose oil and smoky
minerals. Delicate red berry and floral pastille flavors show a pinot-like quality, with a mineral note adding
lift. This nicely balanced, pure Rioja finishes silky, seamless and long, with barely perceptible tannins. “Focus on Spain” Issue 176 Sept/Oct 2014