Produced from the 70-year-old “El Portillo” patch from vines planted by the owner’s grandfather, Angel. The grapes were grown organically and only 2,000kg/hectare are obtained. The grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is made with native yeast in a 3,000-litre stainless steel tank, spending 20-25 days with the skins before pressing. The wine resulting from the pressings is discarded. There is then a 20-month ageing period in new French oak barrels.
VARIETY: 100% TEMPRANILLO
VINEYARDS: “El Portillo” patch in the municipality of Gumiel de Mercado. Limited production.
HARVEST: Carried out manually in 16kg boxes in the first week of October, carried to the winery in 3,000kg trailers.
MACERATION: 20 days at a temperature controlled using water showers.
AGEING: 20 months in French oak barrels.
BARREL TOASTING: Medium and medium plus toasting.
BOTTLING: 1 bottling a year.
HARVEST SIZE: 3,000-5,000 bottles a year.
WINEMAKING DIRECTOR: Isaac Fernández Montaña.
TASTING: Opaque ruby colour. Perfume of exotic blackberry, plum jam, cola, oak, spice and incense aromas. Fruity aromas. Exuberant, spicy, dark-layered palate raised and shared by the gentle acidity. Hangs on with real authority, leaving smoky and spicy notes. From now on, the wine is velvety, ready for drinking now and perfect for drinking with a piece of grilled or roast lamb in autumn.