Grapes for this wine were sourced from 40 year old estate Astrales vineyard and were hand harvested during the first week of October. Prior to processing the grapes were cluster sorted. The grapes are de-stemmed but not crushed, macerated for 20 days in temperature controlled tanks followed by aging in 100% French oak barrels for 15 months. Bottled without filtration after a gentle egg-white fining.
(aged for 16 months in French oak barriques, 50%):
Vivid ruby-red. Fresh, spicy nose displays energetic red and dark berry aromas with subtle floral and anise accents. Sweet and focused in the mouth, offering juicy black raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a jolt of white pepper. Finishes silky, gently sweet and quite long, with repeating spiciness and a touch of bitter chocolate. 2019 – 2024 Central Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond
Herbal, leafy and light earthy notes frame bright cherry and berry flavors in this lively red. Features light, firm tannins and fresh acidity. Straightforward, balanced and energetic.” September 30, 2016