Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
The grapes for this wine come from the vineyards having belonged to Elias Mora, which he cultivated for 40 years and for whom the wine is named. They are located about 30m higherin altitude and offer more sand than the vineyards used for Elias Mora. Yields are lower as well, around 20hl/ha. Grapes were hand harvested and sorted again at the winery prior to processing.
Grapes saw a 3 day cold-soak followed by alcoholic (12 days) and ML (21 days) in small stainless steel tanks. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in 50% second-fill American and 50% French oak barrels. Clarification with egg whites was done before bottling.
A big nose of raw meat and black olives. Very ripe and quite sweet. Full and soft until you reach the rather dry finish