Grapes: 90% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo), 10% Garnacha and Graciano
This wine comes from vines grown from a number of small villages in the heart of Ribera del Duero; La Vid, Castrillo de la Vega, Aranda de Duero, Campillo de Aranda and Hoyales de Roa. None of the plots are subjected to anti-fungal treatments of any kind. Wine maker, Migel Angel Peñalba fashioned this wine from 60 year old vine Tinta del Pais, from small yields of less than 20 hectoliters/hectare. The Garnacha is added for its floral tones. Grapes were harvested in middle of October at the optimum of phenolic ripeness.
The wine proceeded with alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel with temperature control. The wine was fermented with native yeasts. Following completion of alcoholic fermentation the wine was racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. 30% of barrels are new and 70% are 1 year old, they come from 4 forests; Tronçais, Fontainebleau, Vosgues and Compieigne. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak prior to bottling.