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.
- Catavinum 2014 - Silver medal
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 - Silver medal
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 - Bronze medal
- Mundus Vini 2015 - Gold medal
After careful selection of the grapes, they are harvested at their optimum ripeness. We develop the wine to extract the full aromatic potential of the varietal, keeping the grapes in tanks for 48 hours of pre-fermentation maceration at a temperature of 10°C. Later we perform alcoholic fermentation at a low temperature with a maceration of 12 days, preserving the full aromatic strength of the varietal, befitting for a high-quality young roble wine. The wine's subsequent 6 months in French oak barrels completes its fine tuning.
Appearance: Gorgeous intense cherry color and depth with bluish trim. Bright.
Nose: Clearly fruity, with an intense nose of red berries. Perfectly reflects the varietal from which it comes: Fine tint, perfectly harmonized with a spicy touch from French oak.
Palate: On the palate it is fresh, balanced, fruity, with a perfect balance between acidity, body and tannins. Good persistence.
This wine goes perfectly with all kinds of well-seasoned meats and stews.
We recommend serving between 15º and 16º.