Tempranillo of over 30 year old bush vines located in Fuentecén, Burgos and the low course of the Riaza River, Duero’s Afluent.
Grapes were handpicked in 200 kg crates and hand sorted at the winery.
3 days of prefermentative maceration at a low temperature, with daily remontages and delestages during its temperature controlled fermentation in cone shaped stainless steel vats. Aged for 18 months in French and American (50% each) new and second year oak barriques, followed by 4 years of bottle ageing at our cell.
The vineyards are planted in alluvial and limestone-clayish soils, the former bringing ripeness and elegance and the latter structure and the silkines.
In general, the vegetative cycle occurred later than usual. Yield was relatively low due to low levels of precipitation. A great year for making wines for ageing, with complexity, excepcional maturity and a remarkably balanced fruit.
Residual sugar: 1.6 g/l.