We came from a low production harvest marked by the frost of April 28th, 2017, which forced us to carry out some complicated tasks to mitigate its effects.
Winter was cold with snowfall and very low peak temperatures. The beginning of spring was also cold, especially February and March.
It rained a lot at the end of winter and throughout the spring. With enough humidity, the vineyard sprouted well on the usual dates of late April, in La Horra on the 23rd.
On the nights of April 30th and especially on May 13th there were two frosts that caused moderate damage.
At the end of June, temperatures rose, and both the number of bunches and the fruit setting predicted a bountiful harvest. The old vineyards had a good balance. Summer was cold and dry, but the vineyard had good reserves of water in the soil. At the beginning of autumn, it was warmer than usual.
Maturation was very good in the old vineyards, with balanced productions, and it took longer in the vineyards that had more load. Harvest began on September 21st and lasted until October 16th.
The 2018 vintage can be defined as a cold and rainy vintage, of lighter, very aromatic, expressive and fruit-bearing wines, with outstanding freshness.
100% Tinta del País (Tempranillo)
Small plots in La Horra, Roa and nearby villages in Burgos.
Age of the vineyards:
Bush vines with an average age of 20 years
Hand-picked in 16 kg crates and hand sorted at the winery
Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, followed by malolactic fermentation i French oak barrels
16 months in barrique, 80% French and 20% American
Lyophilized egg white
Carton cases of 6 bottles
Bottles of 75cl.
Medium-high layer, with a dark red background and red rim.
It is very expressive and fruity, with the profile of red fruits and mineral aromatic ranges reminiscent of the soil. It has intensity, freshness and fruit that make it very special, wrapped in spicy and mineral notes.
The oak is impeccably assembled, highlighting the fruit.
Medium volume and very fine tannin.
The set is very nice and attractive. Red fruits, soil notes and some aromatic plants stand out, in a combination of pleasure and freshness. It is long in the mouth and very delicate.
It has the character of Ribera del Duero, interpreted with all its elegance. Full of freshness, finesse and delicacy.
Very harmonious and pleasant, as befits the great elaborations of 2018.
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