D.O. Ribera del Duero
Grapes: 100% Tempranillo.
Wine-making: Hand harvested in small crates. Double sorting, first in the vineyard and then in the cellar. De-stemming. Lengthy maceration (12days). Daily pumping during the process. Alcoholic fermentation controlled at 28ºC (82ºF) in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation. Fining and racking. Aged in oak barrels and then in bottle.
Ageing: 12 months in American and French oak barrel.
Tasting Notes: It has an attractive, dark cherry-red colour with ruby glints. It is clean on the nose with fruit aromas mingling well with the oak (notes of vanilla, toast, spices, liquorice and truffles). Great structure in the palate, fleshy, soft, expressive and full, with sweet, well integrated tannins. It has a great lingering finish.
Pairing: It is an excellent wine to combine with red meats, roasted or grilled meats, cured cheeses and smoked sausages meat.