D.O. Ribera del Duero

Grapes: 100% Tempranillo.

Wine-making: After harvesting, the grapes were stored at 8-10ºC in a refrigerated container overnight, followed by a cold maceration for four days. Fermented in an open tank for 8 days, followed by a further 16 days of soak; then racked straight to barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place.

Ageing: Aged for 16 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels, both new and used.

Tasting Notes: Bright cherry red in colour. Complex nose, with smoky and spicy (cinnamon and blanc pepper) elements followed by black fruits over a background of forest floor and minerals. This is a medium-bodied red wine with firm tannins and a fine acidity, excellent ingredients to ensure a long ageing. It has a certain austerity, reflecting the stony soil and this particularly cool vintage.

Pairing: Mellow rice with chanterelles and pork ribs, caramelized Iberian pork loin, stewed lentils with sausage and vegetables.

Alcohol: 14,0%.

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