Sourced from the oldest vines in the Villanueva de Huerva region from highly select vineyards; the area is the most remote and among the highest altitude in Cariñena with sloping terrain that requires terrace cultivation. Grapes were handpicked from the oldest bush vines during the early morning hours to arrive at the peak of freshness. They were then cold-soaked for 96 hours at 43º F to extract color, fruit, and full flavors. Primary fermentation took place over 8 days in stainless steel tanks at 79º F; the wine stayed on the lees up to 20 days then went through full malolactic barrel fermentation. Aged 4 months in 225-liter French oak barrels, only the best barrels are selected for release.
“This silky, broad wine finishes with very good cling and soft, easygoing tannins. This wine delivers remarkable bang for the buck.” – 90 Points, Stephen Tanzer (2012 vintage)