Riojanda 2019. Viñedo Singular
Exuberance, fullness and freshness, a genuine pearl in the Sonsierra Sea.
Located in Navaridas, at an altitude of 535 meters, on calcareous clay soil. The plot faces east and has a slight slope of 10%, making it excellent for receiving the day’s first rays of sunlight while also being protected from the evening heat. Plot of 0.2163 hectares, planted in 1920 in a 1.50m x 1.50m old planting frame, with a production of less than one kilogram per vine. Low vigor due to the limitations of its soil and with productions of less than one kilo per vine.
Manual harvest on 9 October 2019.
On arrival at the winery, the grapes are destemmed without crushing and undergo spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in wooden vats. After fermentation, they go into new 500-liter French oak barrels, where they undergo malolactic fermentation and then subsequent aging.
Mostly Tempranillo, although in the vineyard there are occasional Graciano, Mazuelo, white varieties and some unknown ones.
Great depth of color, with violet hues on the rim and crystal clear.
The exuberance of fruit and full ripeness stand out, very clean, where black fruits combine with red fruit. Accompanied by spicy notes, where black pepper and liquorice stand out. In the background, notes of aging appear, with hints of vanilla and cocoa, along with tones of dry tobacco and fallen leaves.
Voluptuous and full-bodied, with a very pleasant attack. A wine with very enveloping sensations throughout its journey in the mouth. It also has a good structure, which is typical of the Tempranillo variety, but with that silky Sonsierra character, which results in very pleasant and refined tactile sensations. It is a wine where balance, smoothness and feelings of fullness prevail.
Guía Peñín 2021. 2019 vintage.