This wine is 100% Tempranillo from vines aged between 10 and 20 years. Fruit is sourced from 30 different plots on the estate all of which are farmed organically (undergoing certification). The grapes were macerated with the must for 9 days during fermentation in temperature controlled tanks. 80% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel while the other 20% underwent malo in oak barrel. Following fermentation the wines were aged in oak barrels for 7 months prior to bottling without filtration.
Decanter Awards 2012
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Opaque ruby. Powerful, spice-accented aromas of black and blue fruits and violet, with a subtle vanilla nuance building in the glass. Silky and broad, offering gently sweet blueberry and cherry flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Gently tannic on the finish, which leaves a spicy note behind. This is a an excellent value for the appellation. Issue 164, Sept/Oct 2012
Soft and ripe dark fruit on the nose. Rich, good fruit on the palate with lovely balance. Nicely made and, indeed, delicious. Excellent value. Drink 2012-2015 17/20 points (90) Radford's 10 of the best list