Tribute to the historical heritage of our
vineyard

Essence and exclusivity of the tempranillo variety with more than 100 years of life in different museum plots (El Roble, Portalada, Rioseco) scattered in the grounds of the town of Elciego.

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"Concentration, character, power and elegance. A battalion of tactile and aromatic sensations.

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TECHNICAL SHEET

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TECHNICAL SHEET

WINEMAKER

Michel Murua

APPELATION

DOCa Rioja (Rioja Alavesa)

VINTAGE

2018.

WINE

Red wine

AGEING

18 months on french oak.

VARIETALS

Tempranillo

ALCOHOL

14,5 % vol.


VINEYARDS

Very old vines on very poor soils

The age of the vines and their location help us maintain the tension and freshness of our wines, preserving their natural acidity and giving them great cellaring capacity. The result is the maximum expression of the terroir and an excellent balance between factors like minerality, fruitiness and acidity.

Genuinely distinctive vineyards going back more than 100 years (El Roble, Portalada, Rioseco, Moraleja) at Elciego, in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa.

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes are harvested by hand into crates, cooled and stored at 5ºC for 12 hours. They then go through a selection process before wine-making. Pre-maceration and alcoholic fermentation is carried out in 500-litre vats and barrels, followed by 16-18 months ageing in French oak from the best cooperages (see red wine-making in our blog).

TASTING NOTES

This wine is about concentration, character, power and elegance: a battalion of tactile and aromatic sensations. Blackberry, plum, violet and spices somewhere between cedar and black pepper. Balsamic notes like black liquorice.
Direct and profound on the palate and fully balanced, with the expression of lively fruit all structured with noble tannins. Mature and firm, going on forever.


SERVING TEMP.

15-16 ºC. Burgundy glass.

ALLERGIES

No, except sulphites.

VEGETARIANS

Suitable. Vegetarian-friendly wine, as no animal products are.

AVAIL. FORMATS

75 cl.

PAIRING

Steak . Bison burger, Beef short ribs and other braised beef dishes.Roast or grilled lamb. Portabello mushrooms, Cheese,Chocolate.

AGEING POTENCIAL

15 years.

 
 

 

 

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