Summary: The vast, high and dry plains of Castilla la Mancha comprise over 50% of Spain’s vineyards. The ancient soils and high altitude ensure the richly flavoured fruit maintains structure and tannin. Vineyards planted on the slopes of mountain ranges in the north and northeast add a degree of elegance to the wines.
Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed with a short cold soak before a long, cool fermentation with daily pump - overs to achieve optimum fruit and colour. The core of the blend was aged in stainless steel before six months maturation in seasoned French and American oak.
Vintage 2020: Overall 2020 was a good year but winegrowers had to face the elements head on with plenty of rainfall threatening to cause vine disease. Despite the difficulties vignerons were rewarded with really healthy fruit and the best wines look amazing with great freshness. Most importantly they are concentrated with lots of flavour.
Tasting Note: Classic Tempranillo, the palate is bright and expressive with a burst of mouth-filling ripe berry flavours. Textbook varietal flavours of cherry cola and smoked spice flood the palate before supple tannins and subtle oak provide definition to the impressively long finish. Pair with pan-fried Chorizo.