THE HARVEST :
The 2020 agricultural year in DO Somontano has been very rainy with
700mmof rain in comparison with the 75 year average of 513mm, which is a 36% totalincrease.
The temperatures have been average with similar levels over thesummer to recent years.
The harvest began on the 18th August and started with Chardonnay,
finishing on the 6th October with Garnacha in Secastilla.
The harvestwas nicely staggered, with good weather and no rain.
MAKING THE WINE :
The grapes were harvested during the night to protect them from September’s high daytime temperatures.
Upon arrival at the winery they underwent cold macerated, prior to fermentation,
spending 3 days at 5ºC in contact with their marc to ensure that as much of --
the fruit aromas as possible were retained and the maximum colour was extracted.
After undergoing alcoholic and malolactic fermentation separately --
the wine’s personalities were fine-tuned through three months ageing in French and
American oak barrels. The final blend was made after ageing in oak.
WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS :
This wine shows intense aromas of red and black fruits that blend harmoniously with
notes of liquorice, which reflects the typicality of Tempranillo.
In turn, notes of toffee and vanilla stand out.
Soft and friendly palate with a good integration of tannins together with
an extraordinary balance of jam and compote fruits.
SERVING AND PAIRING :
Serve at 13-14ºC. An ideal wine to serve with pizza, pasta and red meats.