In our very best vineyards in Villalba and Haro we constantly monitor the ripening of both the skins and the flesh of the grapes. This is performed by regular tasting of the grapes which allows us to determine the exact dates for harvesting. Our first selection is collected in small boxes and taken to the winery, where the grapes are spread onto a triage table, and a second selection is made. The grapes ferment in oak vats for 18 months, where after the fermentation they remain for five weeks, at controlled temperatures, with carefully monitored pumping over and submersion of the cap to extract optimum colour and aromas from the skins.
This attractive deep plum coloured red has intense ripe, red fruit on nose, with spices and mocha/coffee notes and a touch of balsamic from the oak. A well balanced palate with ripe, fine tannins over a rich, meaty structure and a lingering, fine finish with good acidity and long lasting fresh tannins.