Grape Variety: 97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 – 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Deep red, bright and brilliant colour, with a light red colour background. Very expressive of live red fruit. Sensations of fresh cherry, light spices and some earthy wet notes. Medium volume, light but fresh, red fruit, fine tannin. Very delicate and very long. It shows the Atlantic vintage, even more than in 2012.
1987, Mario Rotllant arrived in the Rioja region determined to fulfil his dream of setting up his own winery. Rotllant had experience in the world of wine and knew some of the most important contacts in the sector. His ambition was clear: to make a unique Rioja, one that was different from all the others. He transmitted his enthusiasm to a team who would become the pillars of the project: Agustín Santolaya, who would take the reins, Isidro Palacios, who would look after the vineyards, and Carlos Diez, who would be responsible for oenology and the winery. They chose Haro, the birthplace of Rioja, to begin their work. They settled in the city’s Estación district and built a winery without equal, taking in both the tradition of the deeply hewn incisions in the native rock and the most advanced technology. Unfortunately, the choice of land proved more
difficult. Their idea was to use the production of a single vineyard in the style of the French “chateaux”, but there were no estates to be found which met all the conditions they sought. Finding the right vineyards took long months of analysis, soil study and examination of localities. Finally, 17 different areas of vineyard were selected, all bearing common features: old vines established in poor soils with a proven history of vine growing, each individually capable of producing magnificent wines.
|Serving Temperature||16 - 18°C|
|Grape Variety||97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|