Interestingly, this outstanding 100% Tempranillo comes from a small, single vineyard opposite the hallowed terroir of Vega Sicilia and other prestigious vineyards this area is popularly known as The Golden Mile of the Duoro due to the proximity of the famous river.
Berry selection ensures the ripe fruit and tannins to give a wine of profound depth, ripeness, fruit concentration and the ability to age and develop. Extra layers of complexity added with integrated medium toast oak barrels from both French and America Coopers.
Deep, ruby red colour
Even though the wine has spent two years in oak, the nose is pure primary black and blue fruit with a whiff of menthol.
The palate is packed with tobacco, rippling cassis, minerals, and a savoury toasty note. The tannins are super smooth and fine-grained.
Grapes are carefully handpicked using small cases of 12kg to prevent crushing. After a second analysis on a selection, table grapes are gravity-fed into 15,000l Stainless steel vats where fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature of 26°C. Aged for 18 months in new French oak. Limited production with only 11,000 bottles produced.
The cellar in this vineyard was completed in 2003 following the Land Art style, developed in California during the 80´s. There are 12.5ha of Tempranillo planted in this vineyard. There is a limited production of 100.000 bottles produced in our Hacienda Zorita Abascal Vineyard.
- Silver Medal - Decanter 2016
- Bronze Medal - IWSC 2016
- Bronze Medal - IWC 2016
- 92 points - Wine Enthusiast 2017
15 % alc vol
|Units of alcohol per bottle||11.2 units|
|Allergen Information||Awaiting Info|
|Food Matches||Ideal with roasted or grilled meat. Perfect with Spanish cured ham and chorizo. Serve at 15°C.|
|Appellation||D.O. Ribera del Duero|