85% Mencia with Tempranillo, Garnacha and Sousón from a 4 hectare plot. Hand-harvested in 16 kg boxes with a rigorous selection in the vineyard. Stainless steel maceration/fermentation for 20 days. Aged for 10 months in medium-toasted French and American oak 300 litre barrels and a further 6 months in bottle before release.
Intense, cherry-coloured with a garnet rim. Elegant, clean aromas of wild berries, herbs with wooden notes of menthol, liquorice, cinnamon and pepper, nuanced by some mineral undertones. A rounded palate with fresh acidity and a meaty unctuous texture and structure. Creamy balsamic notes, toasted wood and spices, combined with notes of red berries, orange rind and blackcurrants. Long finish with some fruity and toasted notes.
Decanter Spanish Atlantic Reds Awards 2017 - 86 points, Recommended
Guía Peñin 2015 - 92 points + 5 stars Excellent quality/value
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