Our blue capsule wine, made with tinta del país grapes, is the region’s equivalent to a crianza. The wine’s alcoholic fermentation process takes place in stainless steel, and it is transferred to new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. It is aged for more than twelve months.
Around 30,000 bottles are put on sale annually.
Viticulture Grapes from our Roa vineyards are used to make this wine. By tasting and analysing the grapes, we ascertain both their quality and the perfect time to harvest them and start making the wine.
Harvesting and wine-making The grapes are harvested in October and grape bunches are shipped carefully to the winery, to preserve their quality and health.
Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel, at a controlled temperature of 28°C, following cold maceration, and the wine remains in contact with its fine lees until filtering. Malolactic fermentation takes place either in stainless steel tanks or in new French oak barrels.
Aging The wine is kept for at least 12 months in new or year-old French oak barrels, with capacities of 225 and 500 litres. It is bottled in the spring of its second year, and put on sale after the summer.
Designation of origin Ribera del Duero
Vineyard Own estates located in Roa
Varietal 100% tinta del país
Barrel aging New and year-old barrels
ABV ± 14%
Serving temperature 16-18°C
Production Around 30,000 bottles
OUR TASTING NOTES
This wine is clean and bright with ruby-red tones.
On the nose, it shows intense, open-wide fruity aromas (both red and black fruits) accompanied by vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon and coffee tones.
The wine is fresh and aromatic on the palate, with noble wood and fruit tannins that afford it structure and sweetness, and a medium‑long persistence on the finish.