About the wine
100% Tempranillo sourced from La Dehesilla parcel, at 700m altitude, north-facing. Vines planted in 1980. Destalking occurs before pre-fermentation cold maceration for 7-9 days in stainless steel vats without sulphur and with natural carbon dioxide. Fermented with indigenous yeast; part of the wine is then bled off directly into barrel, the rest being left on the skins until the end of the malolactic fermentation. After pressing the wine is aged in barrel for 12 months, a part of which remains on the lees. It is then aged for a further 4 months in tank prior to bottling.
Intense cherry red hue with purple rim. On the nose there is a mixture of red and black fruit overlying a base of blue flowers (lilac) and subtle balsamic hints. With oxygenation earthy notes appear which bring out yet more the floral and black fruit aromas. It is a fun wine, both fresh and ripe at the same time. In the mouth it is broad with silky tannins where the fruit (both red and black berry) and the freshness, together with the balsamic flavours make it very long in the mouth with a very agreeable aftertaste.