A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental. The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area. The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather. What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine. The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
The 2015 vintage was characterised by low rainfall. The lack of water throughout the year brought the vegetative cycle of the vine forward and it was not until days before the harvest that it started to rain considerably. This caused the grape to hydrate and lead to a somewhat fresher vintage than what it initially seemed. The continental character that this vintage looked like it was going to have was mitigated by the rain before the harvest, balancing the phenolic ripeness, qualifying the vintage as excellent. The wines of this vintage have an excellent balance between structure, acidity and texture in the mouth. A vintage that can age perfectly.
The 2014 vintage was characterised by a marked Atlantic climate. The rains and the cold in autumn prevailed, leading to a somewhat warmer than usual winter. Spring started mildly, with a two-week delay in budding and the rains were sporadic, with a total water accumulation of 1,000 mm that gives the vintage its Atlantic character. In July and August, temperatures rose and rainfall was scarce, leaving the grapes to ripen in an excellent way and giving the vintage a little more structure. At the end of August, they suffered high temperatures, and in September, the traditional rains made the harvest quite difficult. The wines of this vintage are characterised by their great complexity. A wine with an Atlantic and fresh character and a structure provided by the warmer end of cycle. Wines with a long life ahead.
The 2013 vintage was characterised by the influence of the Atlantic climate. Autumn and winter were the typical ones of El Bierzo, with abundant rainfall and low temperatures. Spring came in the same way, with some hail that destroyed crops in some places and lead to the delay in flowering. Summer did not make much of an appearance either, with low temperatures, ripening and the growth cycle were quite slow. The harvest date was delayed by 3 weeks.The wines of this vintage are characterised by a thin profile. The Atlantic climate left its mark on these lighter wines with a marked acidity. Ready to be stored.
Bright and clean purple-red colour with a high robe and abundant tears. Nose
Powerful aromas with a marked varietal character. Its abundant notes of ripe red fruit are mixed with spices, balsamic notes and roasted aromas provided by the barrels. Some hints of undergrowth and a good mineral background are also noticed. Very balanced and harmonious aromatic set.
In the mouth, this red wine is thick, tannic and tasty. It shows a good acidity which apart from providing it with liveliness and joy, guarantees a good ageing. The notes of raspberries and cherries stand out on the hints of caramel provided by the American oak. An intense, honest and direct Spanish wine, with ripe tannins. Persistent finish with a very nice slightly astringent touch.
Intense cherry purple colour with purple edges. Clean and bright wine with dense tears. Nose
Powerful aromas with a marked varietal style. Its abundant notes of ripe black fruits are mixed with aromas of toffees, spices and excellent toasted oak. A hint of undergrowth and good balsamic aromas are also felt. A very balanced and harmonious nose. Taste
A very tasty wine, sweet and very rich wine with a broad, powerful and bulky attack. It coats the mouth with lots of juicy notes of fleshy fruit well balanced with the aromas provided by the oak. Wine with a silky texture, a good acidity and ripe tannins. Its lingering finish shows an astringent but very nice touch.
Dark cherry colour with purple reflections. High layer. Clean and bright wine with dense tears that stain the glass. Nose
Powerful and complex aromas. The intense and ripe fruit is balanced with the balsamic notes. Good aromas provided by the wood: spices and toffee. Very mineral wine. Taste
Intense and bulky at the attack. It has a silky, very tasty and fresh mid palate in which the balsamic notes and the fruit dominate over the aromas of wood. The mineral notes are noticed again. Good acidity and ripe tannins. It has touch of astringency which is not displeasant. Good finish.
Red purple bright and clean, great coat, with tears that show glyceride content. Nose
Noticeable aromas of raspberry, moving the cup, vanilla of American Oak aging process appears in perfect balance with the fruit.
The bouquet is intense and persistent, and the French oak overwhelms the slight traces of spice. The mix of aromas and flavors, along with its texture, make this wine a complex symphony of sensations.