Vintage: 2003
Bottle sizes: 1.5 L
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Appellation: Rioja
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: The vineyards are all estate owned and located in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. The vines used for the Gran Reserva are the oldest the estate has - averaging around 60-70 years of age.
Orientation: North facing based exposures at elevations around 500 meters
Soil: Calcareous Clay
Viticulture: Practicing organics and sustainability, all estate owned vineyards, They work in a very natural way. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. El Codo and El Llano are trellised and cordon system. Iscorta is bush pruned.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed and fermented naturally with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: The wine ages in used American oak for 4 years with 8 manual rackings (every 6 months). The wine further ages a minimum of 3 year in bottle before being released to the market. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Production: 1,250 cases in only excellent vintages for them.
Notes: Only made in certain vintages - this is the wine with the most elegance and beauty in the line showcasing the complexity only great classic Rioja can.