Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Appellation: Rioja
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: Graciano 60%, Tempranillo 30%, Garnacha 10%
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Chulato in Abalos for Tempranillo; El Portillo in Abalos for Tempranillo and Garnacha; Las Balsillas in Monte Yerga for Graciano
Orientation: Las Balsillas faces east and is at 500 meters; El Portillo faces north and south and is at 600 meters; Chulato faces north and west and is at 200 meters
Soil: Calcareous clay in Abalos area and Gravel and pebbles in Monte Yerga.
Viticulture: All work is done by hand and the vineyards are plowed by hand with horses.
Vinification: The grapes are sorted and destemmed by hand. Fermentation is done in oak vats with wild yeast. Malolactic takes place in the barrel.
Aging: The wine ages in French oak for about 18 months.
Production: 2,500 bottles
Notes: This is their top wine and the ultimate expression of a Graciano based wine.
Publication: Other Press
Nice black fruits, smoke, herbs and raw meat character. Less massive on the palate than the nose suggested, but a bit chewy which slightly pulls on the brakes . At the finish there's plenty of herbal character. Drink now.