Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Harvested on October, 10th.
Ageing of 20 months in new French oak barrels of the highest range from Allier and Vosgues forests.
Deep cherry red color with faint violet notes, a sign of its aging in oak.
Nose of great subtlety with ripe fruit aromas very well
combined with aging in wood, leading us to special
aromas (vanilla, cinnamon) and even to the tempting
aroma of coffee or toasting.
It is very complex and powerful on the palate, with a long
finish and well-balanced acidity. Fine and smooth
tannins fill the palate with interesting sensations. The
mouthfeel is of a very fresh, round and persistent aged
These old bushed vines with an average age of 90-100 years old, grow on microplots of calcareousclayey soils in the area of Villalbilla de Gumiel and Gumiel de Izán. Its altitude at 950 meters and moderate sun exposure let a slow and balanced ripening occur.
Low yields are a feature in this vineyard, which aims for
a maximum of 3.000 kg/ha.
After being harvested in 15kg boxes, the grapes are manually selected, destemmed and then vatted without crushing in inox tanks. A cold maceration at 10º C during approximately 3 days, is the start of the vinification of this wine.
It is followed by a ten days alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature of up to 28ºC. Fermentations happen spontaneously, with daily quality controls and soft pump-overs.
A second fermentation on its lees in barrels of new American and French oak, favors the volume and structure of the wine.
Kept in optimal conditions (cool and constant temperature) this wine will evolve positively in the next 10 years. Serve at 16º thru 18º C in a large fine wine glass.
Meats such as grilled beef or pork.
However, it also pairs with dark chocolate, combining the
flavours perfectly. Seasoned dishes typical from Mexican
and Peruvian cuisine are also a good match for this wine.
92 points ● Tim Atkin MW 2022 Ribera del Duero Annual Report
91 points ● Guía Peñín 2023 (Spain)
90 points ● Decanter 2022