Wine type: Red
Grape type: Tinta del País, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, a great Spanish varietal with a slight French twist.
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.
- Bacchus International Wine Competition 2014 - Silver Bacchus
- Catavinum 2014 - Silver medal
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 - Bronze medal
- Mundus Vini 2015 - Silver medal
To produce this wine we have chosen the best plots on our vineyard. Once optimal ripeness is reached, harvesting is done by keeping the grapes in tanks for 48 hours of pre-fermentation maceration at a temperature of 10°C. Maceration lasts for 25 days, thereby achieving the grapes' full potential.
The wine is aged in American and French oak for 24 months and late for another 12 months in bottle.
Pata Negra Reserva Ribera is a wine with an intense red cherry color of great depth.
The nose is clean. Notes of wild berries and hints of vanilla and roasts in from well-structured wood can be perceived.
The palate is round, silky, broad, with a fruity aftertaste and sweet, elegant and persistent tannins.
This wine goes perfectly with red meat and roasts.
We recommend uncorking or decanting for a while prior to tasting to fully appreciate its virtues.
Serve between 16º and 18ºC.