Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
The wine is produced at a family owned estate that was started in 2005. They currently own 24 Ha of vineyards, one plot of 17 Ha with 15 year old vines and the other 7 Ha with 12 year old vines. One has mostly chalky soils and the other clay with gravel, both are located 800 meters above sea level in Tudela de Duero. This new addition to the Isaac Fernandez Selección portfolio is a return to his winemaking roots just outside of Ribera del Duero.
All of the Tempranillo grapes for this dry rose were harvested a few weeks earlier than the fruit destined for red wine production so as to emphasize bright fruity aromas and crisp acidity. The grapes were lightly crushed and soaked with this skins for a few hours prior pressing. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks for more control of temperature allowing the winemaker to maintain the naturally vibrant, cherry and raspberry fruit aromas.
Deep, lurid pink. Fresh red berries, orange zest and candied rose on the fragrant nose. Taut and nervy on the palate, offering nicely concentrated redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors plus a suggestion of white pepper. This hefty pink wine, which actually behaves a lot like a lighter red, finishes broad and smooth, with very good spicy persistence. 2015 – 2018 Central Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond