The 2017 vintage has been characterized as being hot and dry. Low water reserves at the start became more severe during the months of July and August, when conditions were extremely dry except for some heavy rains towards the beginning of the harvest. But without a doubt the defining moment of the year was the frost that affected much of Ribera del Duero on April 28 immediately following budding, resulting in weak plant mass. This affected plant growth and flowering for the entire year resulting in production losses between 70 and 80%. This devastation was followed by some very hot months in June and July. Because of these issues, the grapes of this vintage have been smaller in size. Peter Sisseck described it as, “an early harvest characterized by ripe aromas, great extract and low acidity.” Due to the heavy frost that occurred in Ribera de Duero, they’ve had to seek out new areas in the DO, such as Burgos and Soria, for the production of PSI.
A surprising attack, bulky but with a sweet touch. This red wine
has soft tannins and a rich texture which is very pleasing to the palate. Long and juicy finish.
Picota cherry colour with violet tones. Dense and rounded tears show on the glass.
Fragrant and intense nose. The good ripening and selection of the grapes is felt. Aromas of very ripe red and black fruit and floral shades. Later aromas from its ageing emerge, toasted and balsamic notes, eucalyptus and some smoky/burnt touches like coffee and cocoa. Sweet spices and a vegetal touch.