Aromatic and envelopingly rich
Made from grapes chosen one cluster at a time from our vines at El Toro, our oldest vineyard in Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa. The grapes are harvested when they attain optimal acidity and glucometric and polyphenolic ripeness. Fermentation of destemmed grapes takes place in concrete wine tanks. The skins are macerated in the wine for 2 weeks with frequent pumpovers to ensure good colour extraction and sweet tannins. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new French Allier oak barrels.
Aged for 36 months in Allier oak barrels and a minimum of 36 months in bottle.
Dark cherry red, with good depth and light bright.
Outstanding ripe fruit aromas to the nose, with hints of plums, dark cherries and wild berries. Spicy, toasty and balsamic hints underscored by mineral notes.
Very tasty and big in the mouth, with markedly complex sweet, ripe tannins. Good acidity and notable structure. Over time, the tannins from the oak gradually assemble themselves and become rounder in the bottle. A long persistent finish denotes the great personality of this wine.
Serve at 18º C to 19 ºC.