Grapes are hand harvested at the beginning of September from vineyards surrounding the winery in Arcos de la Frontera, northeast of Cadiz. This wine is made from a blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Tintilla de Rota. Fermentation of the Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot takes place in stainless steel. Tintilla de Rota is fermented in wooden 500 litre fermentation vats. The wine is then aged for six months in one and two year old French Allier oak barrique with two rackings before being bottled. 150,000 bottles produced.
A complex nose of dried cherries, blackberries, cranberry and savoury balsamic notes. These characters continue onto the plalate along with sweet spice and black fruit. Complex and multi-layered with sufficient tannin and acidity to add structure and length.
This powerful wine will stand up to fat steaks, rich peppery sauces and all manner of big meats.