Regarding climate, the 2012 vintage started with the sprouting of the vines in the beginning of spring with the cooler temperatures. In May, generous rainfall and high temperatures gave way to a generalised drought throughout the summer. Luckily, the rains started at the onset of the ripening. The precipitations at the beginning of October, and the nice temperatures during the harvest, resulted in the a uniform phenolic ripening. The wines from this vintage have a good alcoholic strength, balanced by moderate levels of acidity, with a good colour and phenolic intensity, and a suitable level of tannins, all important features for a perfect ageing.
After a predictable winter, the weather changed in spring. Temperatures were higher than normal, which caused an early start of the grapes’ ripening cycle. The normal course of the climate at the end of spring and at the beginning of the summer, allowed the vines to recover their usual pace, and the veraison took place on the expected dates. The beginning of the harvest was slightly early due to the strong heat the grapes suffered during their ripening. However, the nice weather throughout the harvest, without rain or frost, provided grapes with an impeccable health. Wines from the 2011 vintage have a slightly higher alcohol strength than usual, with a perfect balance thanks to their natural acidity, concentration of colour and phenolic richness. For all these reasons, this vintage has been classified as excellent, offering high-quality young wines, and wines with the ideal features for their ageing.
2010 started with heavy frosts in winter and spring, causing a delay in the commencement of the growth cycle. Above all, this situation marked the vintage with a low yield harvest. This delay of the growth cycle was offset by a slightly mild but good ripening. This fact resulted in wines with greater structure, floral wines with very ripe fruit in compote, a little less acid than the 2009 vintage, but with an excellent quality and with a long life ahead. The low production and the excellent ripening helped classify this vintage as excellent.
Cherry colour with garnet rim. Bright. Fine tear. Nose
Complex on the nose with many nuances. Red and black fruit. Tertiary aromas, toasted oak, smoky, vanilla, caramel, spices. Taste
On the palate it is velvety, smooth and elegant. Well matured tannins. Warm and friendly. Fruity with good acidity. Very elegant and persistent aftertaste.
Cherry red colour with maroon edge. Medium robe. Bright. Thin tear. Nose
Complex nose, full of nuances, in which tertiary aromas are firstly noticed. Intense toasted, smoked, spiced and fine roasted hints which give way to very ripe red fruit, a little strong, accompanied with refreshing balsamic touches. Final reminiscences of the terroir. Taste
In the mouth, it is mature, elegant and moderate. It has a soft, embracing and velvety mid-palate. It is a large red wine, with ripe tannins and a correct acidity. Long and persistent finish. Much fruitier than in the nose. A great classic wine.
Picota cherry colour, medium-robe, with maroon rims. Bright. Fine tears shown on the glass. Nose
Complex nose, full of nuances. The tertiary aromas are felt first. Intense toasted, smoky, spicy and fine roasted notes gradually give way to ripe red fruit, slightly alcohol soaked, accompanied by refreshing balsamic notes. Earthy touches at the end. Taste
In the mouth this red wine is ripe, elegant and discreet with a smooth, full and velvety palate. Ripe tannins and the correct acidity. Long and persistent finish. More fruity that in the nose. A great classic.
Intense dark cherry colour with scarlet touches. High layer. Bright wine with dense slow-falling tears. Nose
Elegant, intense and complex aromas. A good load of fruit is noticed along with many aromas provided during the ageing (cacao, toasted, elegant smoked notes and hints of licorice) on an elegant mineral background. Taste
Very good, large and bulky attack. Well bodied wine with a velvety, tasty and intense mid palate. Its abundant notes of fruit are very well balanced with the aromas of wood. Balanced and concentrated wine with polished and ripe tannins. It shows a very long and very persistent finish.
An elegant and round Gran Reserva wine from Ribera de Duero.
Intense cherry color, full of nuances tile.
Complex nose, aromas of wild fruits (berry, mineral, forest undergrowth and coffee). The senses were seal this bouquet to see how is changing, discovering new sensations as they move the minutes
On the palate is round and velvety, with lineage, noting very fine tannins providing great smoothness and elegance of its vintage. The aftertaste is being smart and tough as they pass through the mouth that senses the memory not easily forgotten.