LaVina de Andres, is a single-vineyard wine named after Benjamin’s father and is dedicated to his family’s roots in the wine industry. This wine is composed of 100 percent Tempranillo coming from the alluvial and Calcareous soil of the “La Liende,” at 1,300 feet and vines yielding less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs per vine). The 3.5-hectare state has poor soil, which is clayey with a calcareous sub soil, drained by the numerous rounded pebbles deposited by the Ebro. The grapes undergo a three day cold maceration in 10,000 liter oak barrels, then only the free-run juice goes into new French oak barrels from twelve different cooperages ranging in size from 500 L, 300 L and traditional 225 L, for eighteen months. The wine is not fined or filtered.
This is a wine of power and structure, made for posterity. The nose shows mineral notes of wet stone and gravel as well as cedar and vanilla. On the palate, notes of sweet tobacco and cured meat, leather and dried fruit are supported by structured tannins.