Extreme weather included low rainfall and summer drought with high temperatures resulting in an unusually early harvest. The most important weather events occurred on April 28th with a late frost that destroyed the crops of El Bierzo valley, and also the hailstorm that fell days later on May 9th, which destroyed part of the vineyards on the slopes of Corullón. The harvest was brought forward to unusual dates due to the high temperatures. Some winegrowers started to pick grapes the last days of August.The wines of this vintage have a good balance between structure and acidity. The fast ripening of the grape caused a small decrease in acidity that makes the wines accessible from the first vintage.
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.
Intense medium-high garnet colour with violet highlights. Nose
Moderate, aromas of toast and black fruit with lactic notes on mineral background. Taste
Nice and tasty entry. Good acidity and well integrated tannins. Silky, varietal and a medium-long finish.
Cherry color with marked violet reflections. Nose
It presents a medium-high intensity. Varietal aromas of red fruits with toasted wood reminiscences. Taste
A wine from Bierzo which is elegant, tasty, very pleasant and well balanced. It has a really good fruity finish.
Bright and intense cherry colour, with purple reflections. High robe. Nose
Balanced and pleasant aromas. Its abundant notes of juicy red fruit and floweres get mixed with expressive hints of spices and soft toasted aromas. A light mineral touch and hints of tobacco are also noticed. Taste
A tasty and very nice Bierzo wine. Gradually, it coats the mouth with fleshy notes of creamy fruit. It shows a good acidity and soft, slightly sweet and well integrated tannins. Good finish with marked fruity aromas.
Intense cherry red colour with violet edges. High robe and good tears. Nose
At first nosing, a good load of notes of fruit is noticed which, along with the typical flowers, herbal hints and expressive spicy notes, forms a very enjoyable bouquet. When it opens up, the spices and toasted notes provided by the wood gain ground. Subtle mineral background with notes of damp earth. Taste
A nice, tasty and light wine which gently fills the mouth with fruit and some mineral notes. Balanced and medium bodied wine with integrated tannins. Good finish, which leaves a very fruity aftertaste.
A good sample to know the variety Mencia better.
Intense cherry red with purple reflections. Good legs. Nose
Medium-high aromatic intensity. Good burden of red fruits accompanied by subtle notes of toasted wood and vanilla with some floral and herbaceous hints. Taste
At the attack, this wine shows a good strength and power. Very good, tasty and glyceric mid palate. Good mineral and fruit aromas. Well integrated tannins. Good persistence and fruity aftertaste.