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The miraculous harvest. Damp winter. 445,3 mm. of precipitations in the vine-growing year. Good bud break. Several storms in August, there was hail on the 2nd and 3rd of August.
Stormy rains and heat in September which caused some outbreaks of botrytis (September, 1 to 10). From the 11th of September until the end of the harvest was a dry and sunny weather with northerly winds that dried the outbreaks of botrytis. The days were warm and the nights were fresh. The harvest changed radically.
Bush vines oner 30 years old, yields limited to 1,5 kgs. per vine.
From the 28th of September to the 28th of October.
In French oak vats, with controlled temperature.
In French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% second use. 16 months in barrels and 20 months in bottles.
By natural methods, clarification using only egg whites, without filtration.
Wooden cases of 6 bottles.
Bottles of 50 cl., 75 cl., 1,5 l., 3 l. and 6 l.
High layer of picota cherry background and purple rim.
Black fruit that emerges from the bottom of the glass, nuances of black plum.
Sweet spices, cinnamon, cloves, notes of chocolate and cedar. Mineral sensation, of enormous elegance.
Creamy touch, very fine tannin. Great volume on the palate, with sensations of black fruits and minerals. Tasty, very long and with a powerful retronasal expression. Leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness. Very elegant.
Tasting held in Haro on March 29th, 2017
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