APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO.
VINIFICATION: Made with 100% Tempranillo. Hand-picked in 15 kg. crates. The bunches are sorted on a sorting table. After destemming, the berries are sorted on a second sorting table. Cold soak. Alcoholic fermentation in 50 hl vats. Malo-lactic fermentation in French oak barrels. Aging 16-18 months in French oak barrels and 6 months in oak vats.
TASTING NOTES: Fine leather and black tea notes frame currant, clove and graphite flavors in this savory red. The muscular tannins are well-integrated, while balsamic acidity lends freshness. Austere, but exhibits depth and balance.
FOOD PAIRING: Grilled lamb chops, suckling pig, Manchego cheese.
94 Points Wine Spectator; vintage 2015, vintage 2014.
93 Points Wine Spectator; vintage 2012.