COLOUR: Brilliant ruby colour with violet hue.
NOSE: Aromas of blackberries, violets, redcurrant and cassis.
PALATE: Smooth and fruity on the palate.
FINISH: Develops a pleasant aftertaste.
COMMENTS: Enjoy with roasted meat, pizza, pasta and Spanish cured ham.
Appellation: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla La Mancha
Yield: 30 hl/hectare
Varietals: Tempranillo & Garnacha Tintorera
Vineyards: +20 year old bush vines
The grapes were carefully handpicked during the month of September. The wine was vinified with a cold maceration at 5ºC during 48 hours. Temperature controlled fermentation at 24-28ºC in stainless steel tanks. Maceration time 14-18 days. Part of the wine was aged for 2-3 months in French and American oak barrels before blending . Garnacha Tintorera was vinified apart as Tempranillo is to Spain and Cabernet or Merlot to France. We are proud of using Tempranillo, as it is a generous and lustful grape indigenous of Spain which in the last decades is really conquering many wine addicts all over the world.
GARNACHA TINTORERA is one of those varieties you really want to know about, as it is one of the few which "really" have red pulp inside the skin and not white pulp as the majority. If this statement sounds rare to you do some research on the variety which is also known as Alicante Bouschet. The story of the creation and later development of it, is really worth reading. It is a powerful variety, widely used in Spain, France and Italy to improve colour and other aspects of all kind of wines which later betray our hero grape and omit its name on the label. Garnacha Tintorera is mainly found in Central and South Eastern Spain and the South of France, The variety is difficult to manage due to high levels of alcohol and super powerful colorant capacity, but there are some masters whom have learnt to tame this great and unfairly unknown variety and are able to produce amazing wines with it.
Imagine a river between the boldness of new world and refinement of old world wines. El Palo - the stick, is the vine which bridges these two great worlds together. It's the essence of Spanish wines. Old world refinement with a bold taste provided by uniquely Spanish grapes.