Wine type: Red
Grape type: Tinta del País, the premier variety of Ribera del Duero
The winery and vineyards are located in the town of Haza in a strategic enclave where Juana de Haza, a noble of Castille, began cultivating vineyards at the foot of her fortress in the twelfth century. These vineyards grew both in size and fame throughout the territories due to their extraordinary quality. Our winery is located in that fortress, with an area of 80 hectares in La Magdalena estate home to vine plots on gentle hillsides where we cultivate traditional Tinta del Pais alongside newer varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
In the center of our property a tower and underground cellars dating back to the seventeenth century are preserved with their adjoining wineries. Today the renovated winery maintains its character and historic constructions, with an area of 12,000 m2, production and bottling capacity of 18 million bottles a year, and capacity for 10,000 American oak Bordeaux barrels. The winery was awarded best winery in Spain by the prestigious Vinitaly International Competition two years running.
- Berliner Wein Trophy 2014 - Gold medal
- Berliner Wein Trophy 2015 - Gold medal
- Catavinum 2014 - Silver medal
- Challenge International du Vin 2014 - Silver medal
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 - Silver medal
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 - Silver medal
- Mundus Vini 2015 - Silver medal
After careful selection of the plots whose fruit will be used in the coupage of this wine, grapes are harvested at their optimum ripeness and undergo careful alcohol fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks with a long maceration of the skins to obtain the their maximum aromatic strength and concentration.
The wine's subsequent aging in French oak barrels for 12 months and in bottle for another 12 months result in its refining and balancing before being sent to market.
Appearance: Attractive cherry red of high intensity, tremendous depth, with beautiful violet trim suggesting high potential for further evolution in bottle.
Nose: Suggestive fruity aromas, with hints of wild red and black fruit, with a vanilla base and sweet notes due to aging in barrel, full of elegance. Mature on the palate, full of nuances with a pitch of intense palate.
Palate: Its finish shows the richness of ripe tannins that leave an elegant and long aftertaste.
This wine is recommended to accompany fine cuts of beef, cheese and small game.
Serve at 16° to 18°C. We recommend uncorking or decanting for a while prior to tasting to fully appreciate its virtues.