In the north of Spain, Rioja spans two climates: the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. These influences join forces with the perfect terrain for vineyards, which explains why the wines from this area are so special. Their delicacy, freshness and natural elegance connect with all palates.
Tempranillo & Garnacha
24 months in barrel plus another 6 in bottle.
Tempranillo and Garnacha, 25 years old, free-standing bush vines and on trellis.
Bright cherry-red, medium intensity.
Intense, deep, complex. Aromas of red berries combined with fine notes of spices, coffee and vanilla from aging in oak barrel.
Balanced and elegant, very intimate. Maintains good freshness. Finish: Long, deep, pleasant.
Serve at 16-14º C (53.5-57º F).
All types of meat, especially grilled beef and roast suckling pig. Pairs perfectly with one of Rioja’s most prized dishes: suckling lamb chops grilled over vine shoots. Stews of meat and fatty fish. In general, recipes with rich sauces and intense aromas. Cured cheeses and charcuterie.
Harvest: took place during the first half of October 2016. Fermentation: 20 days in stainless steel tanks. Practices: daily punchdowns.
24 months in barrel plus another 6 in bottle. Half of the barrels are French oak, the other half American oak. 30% of the barrels are new.
Calcareous clay, poor in organic matter. Variety: Tempranillo and Garnacha, 25 years old, free-standing bush vines and on trellis.
Continental Mediterranean with a marked Atlantic influence. After a dry spell and high summer temperatures, the prolonged harvest of 2016 benefited from favorable weather conditions, allowing for a high-quality harvest, classified by the Rioja Regulatory Council as “very good”.
Select vineyards in various areas around the village of Elciego.