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An extraordinary wine in each of its oenological aspects, due to its complexity and long finish. Due to its minerality and expressiveness, it is a good example of our work in the vineyard during more than 60 years in Elciego. This wine has a long life ahead and years of evolution in the bottle until it reaches exceptional levels.

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What de Guia Peñin says about our wines.

«Bright cherry with a complex, expressive, spicy, mineral, powerful and toasted aroma. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, lasting and has a long finish. 94 Points”

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TECHNICAL SHEET

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TECHNICAL SHEET

 

WINEMAKER

Michel Murua

APPELATION

DOCa Rioja (Rioja Alavesa)

VINTAGE

2017.

WINE

Red wine

AGEING

14 months on french oak.

VARIETALS

90 % Tempranillo y 10% Graciano

ALCOHOL

14,5 % vol.


SOILS

Our vineyards have an almost absolute predominance of calcareous clay soils (brown soils) and basic pH. These soils developed on Neogene and Miocene marls and clays due to colluvial (mainly from the mountains) and alluvial formation. Some developed on sandstone plains and are shallow, flat, stony, limy, and loamy textured. Others are located on slopes, developed on marls; these are moderately deep, with slight slopes and few stones, calcareous and fine loam textured.

CLIMATE

Mediterranean with continental influence. Low rainfall {400 mm average annual rainfall). Dry summers and long, harsh winters with marked thermal oscillations throughout the seasons.

VINEYARDS

Very old vineyards on very poor soils The age of the vines and their location allows us to maintain the tension and freshness of wines, keeping their natural acidity and obtaining wines with a great capacity for ageing. The result is the maximum expression of the terroir together with an excellent balance between factors such as minerality, fruity and acidity.

WINEMAKING

Hand-picked grapes in boxes that are then cooled and stored for 12 hours at 5ºC before being selected on the sortng table before vinificaton.
Cold pre-fermentative maceration before the alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage (no pumps) in French oak barrels of 225 l. as well as concrete egg-shaped vats.

TASTING NOTES

This wine is unique and exclusive, it has a layer of color very intense, very complex aromas, with a range of smells very varied, spicy, balsamic, black licorice, appearing after sweet tons of cocoa and toffee notes. In  he palate it is full, comprehensive, with great structure, while balanced and tasty. Has a very long final and expressive


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.

150 Cl. Magnum

RATINGS

PAIRING

AGEING POTENCIAL

5-7 years.

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