This wine is as unique as the grapes from which it comes:
The Bruñal grape, indisputably the emblematic grape variety of Arribes del Duero and of our vineyard, of medium-high vigour, low yield, and low production, makes it unique in the world. It is a grape that stands out for its tannin contribution due to its characteristic lignification of the stem and pips, polyphenolic concentration, and fruity aromatic intensity.
On the other hand, the evolution of the Mencía grape due to the longevity of our vineyards, the free-standing plantation, and the characteristics of the soil, give it unique organoleptic qualities different from the rest of the world where there are vineyards with Mencía.
The blend that constitutes this wine corresponds to the varieties: Bruñal, Mencía, Juan García and Tempranillo, with a predominance of the first two.
Our wine is made from carefully selected grapes from our century-old pre-phylloxera free-standing vineyards. Its agronomic behaviour, together with the oenology, favours its long aging in French oak wood and in bottle.
Location of the vineyard. At 800 meters altitude in Villalcampo (Arribes del Duero Natural Park), province of Zamora, Spain.
Climate. A privileged area with a particular Mediterranean-type microclimate, with mild, short winters, with little frost, and long, warm summers. This thermal amplitude favours the development of the grapes, reaching a great concentration of aromas and optimum ripening.
Soil. Slatey loam of quartzite composition. The lamellar granite of the terrain, together with its steep slopes, retains and regulates humidity very well, which favours the evacuation of excess water from the rainy springs.
Vineyard conduction systems. The vines are trained in goblet with traditional tillage, the oldest system in which the vines do not have any type of support or support to guide the vegetation. Low yield per plant, which, associated with varietal purity, allows high quality grapes to be obtained.
Harvesting. This is done manually, due to the unevenness of the vineyards and for the selection of the best clusters, in order to have the highest quality grapes for the elaboration of the wine. The moment of harvesting depends on the ripeness of the grapes, a process that is followed with great care in order to achieve the optimum point, where maximum aromatic expression is achieved.
Winemaking. It is made by the classic method, with moderate maceration in stainless steel tanks with strict temperature control, not exceeding 28ºC. After fermentation, the wine undergoes racking, clarification, filtration and final cold stabilization.
Aging. Aging takes place in French oak barrels, with a capacity of 5,000 to 20,000 litters, allowing the wine to acquire a remarkable complexity of flavours and aromas.
Notes. Full-bodied wine with a bright red colour and garnet glints. The nose reveals a marked varietal character with fruity aromatic intensity. T he palate is structured, with a remarkable richness in sugars, balanced acidity and sweetness that give it breadth and a long finish. It is recommended to be consumed at a temperature of 18 to 20º C.
To maintain its attributes intact, during storage, the bottle should be kept in a horizontal position, so that the wine is in contact with the cork, away from heat and light.
Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Denomination of Origin: Arribes del Duero