Aptus 2015

Region: Ribera del Duero D.O.

Grapes: 95% Tempranillo 5%Garnacha/Monastrell
Vintage: 2015
Color: Red

Fruit was sourced from the villages of Hoyales de Roa y Castrillo de la Vega, specifically the parcels Alto la Peña, La Retama and Cuarterones. These plots exhibit sandy soils with a layer of clay at the surface and average 15 years in age. The vines are farmed organically, but are not certified.
The grapes were lightly crushed and de-stemmed prior to alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine saw malolactic fermentation half in stainless steel and half in oak barrels. The barrels used for aging were 90% French oak and 10% new American oak. The wine saw a total of 12 months aging in barrel.