The 100% Tinto Fino grapes are sourced from predominantly pre-phylloxera vines planted between 120 and 140 years ago. The vines are gobelet pruned, and the grapes harvested between the end of September and mid-October. After destemming and pressing, fermentation is carried out in stainless steel, concrete and French oak. Maceration takes 13 days, and the wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels for 17 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered.
Intense aromas of black cherry, plum and smoky, mocha notes. Powerful, ripe fruit flavours combine with a darker, more brooding, wild character and hints of garrigue which open up in the glass. There is substantial tannin on display but, despite this, they are fine grained and integrated. After the initial power and explosion of flavour on the palate the finish shows freshness and elegance. This would be best approached after an hour in a decanter, and best enjoyed over the next 2-10 years.
Pair with roast lamb, good cuts of beef, or game.
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