Made from selected grapes grown on very old vines, over 70 years old, planted in soils consisting of 50 cms of stone on top of a chalky-clay subsoil. These vines crown the heights overlooking the Pisuerga Valley, at an altitude of 790 metres, just a few kilometres outside Valladolid. Yields are only between 1,000 and 2,500 kg/hectare, with short pruning and the spreading of organic matter as fertiliser, or in a nutshell, we continue to cultivate the vines just the way our ancestors always did.
These characteristics, combined with a harsh climate, big contrasts between daytime and night temperatures in summer and long, very cold winters with heavy spring frosts, enable our grapes to achieve a state of health and alcoholic and phenolic ripeness which are tantamount to perfect.
Appearance: Ruby-red colour with dark garnet glints.
Nose: Delicate toasted, spicy fragrance, with hints of liquorice, red fruit and wild berries, and balsamic and mineral nuances coming through. These all mingle together in a perfect point of ripeness which confer great complexity on the wine.
Mouth: Delicate, subtle and elegant in its attack, full and supple on the palate, with polished tannins, body and smooth creaminess. It passes smoothly through the mouth and is packed with sensations and a very long, persistent finish.