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Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Coronas, Torres (2015)

Tasting notes:

Dark cherry red color with garnet highlights. Intensely fruity (blueberries, cassis) with delicate spicy (black pepper) and balsamic notes. A balanced and nicely structured palate with ripe tannins well rounded by aging in excellent oak.

Serving suggestions:

Perfect with meat or cheese. Serve at 16–18C.

Story:

We began experimenting with new varieties more than 50 years ago. By blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, followed by prolonged oak aging, we created one of the family's finest wines.

Weather conditions:

A year with a relatively dry vegetative cycle and sporadic rainfall in September. The winter was cold, followed by a mild spring and a very hot July. Red varieties saw lower yields, but reached excellent ripeness. Mild temperatures during the ripening period (August and September).

Vintage: 2015


Type of wine: Red wine

DO: Penedès

Grape varieties: Cabernet sauvignon and Tempranillo

Date grapes picked:

Cabernet sauvignon:

From the 21th of September

Tempranillo:

From the 14th of September

Winemaking: 

Number of days of skin contact: 2 weeks


Type of fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature


Number of days of fermentation: 7-8 days


Fermentation temperature:

28-29°C


Ageing: 12 months minimum in French oak (30% new)


Length of bottle ageing before release: 12 months minimum

Technical data:

Alcohol level: 14% vol.
pH: 3.65
Total acidity: 4.9 g/L (tartaric a.)

Residual sugar: 0.5 g/L
Allergy advice: Contains sulfites

Stored under the right conditions, the wine will hold its potential for the next:
8-10 years

Available formats:

150 cl, 75 cl and 37.5 cl

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Pago del Cielo, Celeste Crianza (2017)

Tasting notes:

Deeply opaque, dark cherry red, with garnet highlights. Expressive aroma of black forest fruit (blueberry) with delicious, jammy cherry coming through, and a characteristic, terroir-imparted mineral nuance. Velvety and elegant on the palate, revealing exquisitely fine, fruit tannins, good length, and refined aromas of aging in toasted oak.

Serving suggestions:

Given its smooth tannin and fruit characteristics, the wine pairs beautifully with all kinds of red meat, chorizo, and aged cheeses. Serve at 14–16C.

Story:

Celeste is born 895 meters above sea level, where the vines and the sky form a magical connection, resulting in a wine filled with the freshness, emotion, and intensity of a starry night.

Weather conditions:

A historic harvest with very low yields, mostly due to a serious frost event in late April, but accentuated by summer drought. 2017 was one of the hottest years on record, which led to very early budbreak, maturation, and harvest. The grapes reached optimal ripeness and arrived at the winery in perfect condition. Very concentrated grapes, both aromatically and on the palate.

Vintage: 2017


Type of wine: Red wine

DO: Ribera del Duero

Grape varieties: Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

Winemaking: 

Number of days of skin contact: 15-20 days


Type of fermentation: In stainless steel tanks, under controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation, predominantly in new barrels, then aged on the lees for 2 months.


Number of days of fermentation: 1 week approximately


Fermentation temperature:

25-30°C


Ageing: During 12 months in French and American oak (20% new barrel)


Length of bottle ageing before release: 12 months minimum

Technical data:

Alcohol level: 14.5% vol.
pH: 3.89
Total acidity: 5 g/L (tartaric a.)

Residual sugar: <0.5 g/L
Allergy advice: Contains sulfites

Stored under the right conditions, the wine will hold its potential for the next:
3-7 years

Available formats:

300 cl, 150 cl and 75 cl

Tempranillo, Altos Ibéricos, Crianza (2016)

Tasting notes:

Dark cherry red color, very opaque. Intense and fragrant, with exquisite fruit (raspberry jam) and spicy (green peppercorn) aromas, and a pleasant note reminiscent of toasted bread. Warm on the palate, with velvety, juicy tannins well rounded by oak aging.

Serving suggestions:

Conceived as the perfect match for new trends in avant-garde cuisine. Excellent with all kinds of tapas prepared with fresh ingredients; red meat, oil-rich fish, and cheeses. Equally exquisite with cured Ibérico pork. Serve at 14–16°C.

Story:

The winery was established in 2005 near Labastida, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, based on a deep recognition of the region's winegrowing potential, which makes it an ideal place to produce high-quality wines that display remarkable personality and mature beautifully. Altos Ibéricos is named after Alto Otero, the beautiful enclave that is home to the winery.

Weather conditions:

In 2016, good climate conditions contributed to very healthy vines, but the lack of rainfall since May, combined with high summer temperatures, slowed down fruit maturation. However, rainfall in late August gave the vineyard some respite and allowed for satisfactory grape maturity, and the 2016 harvest took place on the usual dates.

Vintage: 2016


Type of wine: Red wine

DO: Rioja

Grape varieties: Tempranillo

Date grapes picked: Hand harvested during October

Winemaking: 

Number of days of skin contact:

15 days


Type of fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature.


Number of days of fermentation: 1 week approximately


Fermentation temperature:

26-28°C


Ageing: 12 months in French and American oak, partially in new barrels. 7% age in new barrel.


Length of bottle ageing before release: Bottle-aged 12 months minimum on a wine rack with controlled temperature and humidity.

Technical data:

Alcohol level: 14% vol.
pH: 3.57
Total acidity: 5.1 g/L (tartaric a.)

Residual sugar: 0.5 g/L
Allergy advice: Contains sulfites

Stored under the right conditions, the wine will hold its potential for the next:
2-7 years

Available formats:

300 cl, 150 cl, 75 cl, 37.5 cl and 18.75 cl