This is a Pago (single vineyard estate) wine of great elegance and complexity from an original blend of the 4 traditional red varieties of Rioja: Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha & Mazuelo, grown in the stony soils of the Finca El Cantillo surrounding the Dinastia Vivanco winery in Briones. Each variety was hand picked, vinified and aged separately before the final assemblage and bottling.Separate vinification for each of the 4 varieties sourced from a selection of parcels from the Finca El Cantillo vineyard. Each variety has an extended cold maceration then fermentation in large French oak vats using natural yeasts. The separate parcels were then matured for 24 months in new French oak barrels, remaining on their lees throughout with occasional bA tonage but without any racking. The final blend was then assembled and bottled without fining or filtration.
Deep garnet colour. Powerful and complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, foral notes, graphite, toffee, chocolate, and a well integrated oak infuence. The taste is fresh, intense and expressive, with soft tannins and a long fnish with lots of smooth, ripe fruit.
Each of the varieties was hand harvested separately into small 10 kg crates. On entering the winery, the crates were refrigerated in the winery’s cooling chambers to reduce the temperature of the grapes to 3 Co. After cooling, double selection on sorting table occurred with a gentle destemming and pressing, leaving the grapes almost intact. Separate fermentation for each of the varieties in French oak vats, flled by gravity and without the use of pumps. Cold maceration and fermentation using natural yeasts: 24 days for the Tempranillo, 20 for the Graciano, 26 for the Garnacha and 21 for the Mazuelo. The malolactic fermentation of each variety took place in new French oak barrels that were gravity flled.
Best served just below room temperature as an excellent match for sirloin medallions with grilled apples and a bittersweet sauce, as well as any roast or grilled red meats.