The 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grapes are sourced from the Dominio de Atauta estate, which sits at around 1,000m altitude. This is approaching the furthest extreme at which grapes can ripen, so here they experience a harsh climate, which reduces yields and concentrates character. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak.
A warm, spicy, open nose with intense black fruit, juicy black cherries, mocha and baked earth characters. The palate has fine-grained tannins giving structure, concentrated blackcurrant fruit, cedar and minerality with perfumed violets to the finish. Elegant and complex.
Match with grilled meats and roasted vegetables.
The Wine Merchant Top 100 2023
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023