High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with scarce rainfall, spring started with a lot of rain, which favoured the growth cycle of the vine. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in great, healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is defined by a voluminous vintage that can be enjoyed from its youth.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Qa Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
Striking raspberry red. Nose
There is a predominance of acidic red fruits like strawberries or raspberries with other more mature red fruits like cherry on a background of smokiness and toffee. Taste
The taste is fresh, balanced. With a high volume and good lubricity. Aftertaste is long and persistent with a bitter almond flavour.
Beautiful raspberry red colour. Intense, clean and bright. Nose
Complex, clean and intense nose, in which aromas of red fruit on a spiced background stand out, together with floral and balsamic aromas and pleasant toasted notes. Taste
In the mouth, intense attack and precise, glyceride, bulky, unctuous and pleasant mid-palate. Excellent acidity and fantastic thin tannins. Long, persistent and very aromatic at retro-olfaction.
Pretty raspberry red colour, intense, clean and bright. Nose
A complex, clean and intense nose. Aromas of red fruits dominate on a spicy background, with floral and balsamic aromas and nice toasted notes. Taste
Intense attack and flawless, untuous, glyceric and pleasant on the palate, with volume. A magnificent acidity and fantastic fine tannins. Long, persistent and very aromatic at retro-olfaction.
Nice and intense raspberry red colour. Very clean and bright. Nose
Clean, intense and complex nose in which the notes of red fruit stand out on a spicy and balsamic background with some toasted notes and light flower hints. Taste
An intense wine, precise, dense, bulky, onctuous and pleasant in the palate. Great acidity and wonderful refined tannins. It has long, persistent and very aromatic retronasal aromas.
Dark raspberry red, bright and intense. Nose
Great aromatic intensity. Aroma of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, cherries) with delicate floral and mint notes well integrated with smoked, coffee and spices key type. Aroma complex and original. Taste
Wine very balanced, with a heavy load of fruit. Fresh, creamy and very sweet. With long and persistent, with a touch of bitterness, very elegant.
Bright and intense red raspberry. Nose
Intense, with great personality, clean, honest and profound. Aroma of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, cherries) with delicate floral and minty notes well integrated with smoky, coffee and spices nail type. Aroma complex and original. Taste
Balanced and very cool. With a huge volume and smoothness. Round and glycerin. Long, persistent finish with a final very elegant and very fragrant aftertaste.