Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
This wine is produced from the oldest vines of the Senda del Lobo vineyard, aged 80 years and older. The grapes saw a 5 day pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature followed by a moderately warm fermentation with piegeage twice a day for 14 days. Malolactic took place in new French oak barrels. Aged for 17 months in 100% Taransaud and Daganeaux barrels.
(sourced from vines that are reportedly over 80 years old and produced only 12 hl/ha; fermented and aged for 17 months in new French oak barrels) Dark purple. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, incense, Indian spices and vanilla, and a seductive potpourri quality emerges with aeration. Sweet, broad and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated blackberry, boysenberry and vanilla flavors, a touch of licorice and building spiciness. Velvety and full but energetic as well, finishing with outstanding power and smooth, sneaky tannins that fold effortlessly into the sweet fruit. Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails – May 16, 2017