Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro
This wine is produced from the single, more than 70 year old, Senda del Lobo vineyard. It is located right next to the winery on the outskirts of San Roman de la Hornija. Soils are composed of limey clay with sand and large stones. Yields are around 15hl/ha. Grapes are selectively hand harvested and sorted again at the winery prior to processing. A 3 day cold soak is followed by alcoholic (14 days) and ML (21 days) in stainless steel tanks. After 12 months in new French oak barrels there is a selection of barrels with selected lots, which comprise this wine seeing an additional 5 months of aging in barrels; a total of 17 months in oak. Fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.
(made from vines that are reportedly over 70 years old and yielded 15 hl/ha; fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for two years) Inky ruby. Powerful aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, incense, vanilla, licorice and violet, backed by a smoky mineral quality. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet blueberry, cherry compote and mocha flavors and subtle hints of spicecake and candied flowers. The floral and blue fruit notes reverberate emphatically on the strikingly long finish, which is framed by smooth tannins. Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails – May 16, 2017