Grape Variety: 89% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 – 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Deep colour of good intensity, with a deep red colour background and lively red edging. Good intensity on the nose, very expressive with ripe red fruit character, and some black fruit notes. The wood is perfectly integrated, fine spices notes and a mineral character coupled with subtle floral nuances in the background. On the palate, the wine shows medium volume, with a fine a silky tannin. Fruity with a hint of fresh cherries along with delicate spicy notes. The mineral notes appear like a reflection of the ground and leaves the feeling of the fresh aromatic herbs. This is a long and fresh wine with the elegance and balance of the wines of the 2012 vintage.
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||89% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 2% Garnacha|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|