This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very 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 noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca 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.
A lovely salmon-pink. Very clean and bright, with good intensity. Nose
There is a clean and complex nose. Great prominence of fruit such as cherry, peach, apple, pineapple and peach with light floral aromas.
We also find a nice presence of pastries and yeast from working with the lees. Taste
The taste is fresh, sweet and intense. It has a soft step, with good acidity. Memories of citrus. Long and pleasant aftertaste with floral notes.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
Pretty pale salmon colour with steely edges. Very clean and very bright. Nose
A clean, honest and direct nose. Intense aromas of fresh and acidic fruit. Red fruit, yellow stone fruit and even tropical fruit (passion fruit, pineapple) mixed with delicate floral aromas. Surprising background with hints of bakery goods and yeast. Taste
Appetising and fresh attack. Agile, smooth and dry on the palate, with a high, aromatic acidity, very well integrated, and a high concentration of fruit. Long finish, medium persitence, releasing floral and fruity aromas at retro-olfaction.
Clean, pale and very bright salmon colour. Almost crystalline. Nose
Its intense notes of fresh and acid fruits, including red fruits, some stone fruits such as peaches and some exotic fruit such as passion fruit, are mixed with its delicate floral aromas. Amazing background of wooden notes. Taste
Very pleasant, fresh and light Rioja rosé wine. It shows a good attack with the aromas felt on the nose which are present from the fist sip. Its aromas are intense and mellow. Soft and dry mid palate, with a very good and balanced acidity. Long finish, which leaves floral and some very ripe fruit aromas.
Very bright and clean pale salmon colour. Nose
Its soft aromas of fresh red fruit are displayed on a good background of exotic and stone fruits. Very subtle spicy hints. Taste
Very nice wine with a wide and fresh attack and a soft and dry mid palate. Its notes of fruit are moderate and accurate. It has a good acidity and a very long finish.
Intense salmon color, with hints of strawberry. Clean and bright. Nose
Highlighted aromas of very fresh red fruit, apple green and a point of citrus. Taste
Appears again in the mouth fresh red fruit, citrus, herbal notes and apple. Good acidity, with a very fresh run, gliceric. Long finish.