Owner: García Rodríguez Family
Oenology: Josep Serra – Silvia Marrao
Viticulture: Silvia Marrao - Josep Serra
Municipality: Pieros – Cacabelos
Designation of origin: D.O. Bierzo
Harvest: 6 October
Vineyard: Owned and rented
Vines of 80 years of age
Soil: Mixture of fine elements, quartzite and slate
Formation: Bush vines
Planning density: Between 6000 and 7000 plants per hectare depending on plots and aspect
Height over sea level: From 500 m to 700 m
Vine Training: Bush Pruning
Climate: Microclimate with Atlantic and Mediterranean influence
Rainfall: Between 750 and 1000 mm
Aspect: Semi-terraced slopes and sharp slopes
Vinification: Strict and thorough selection of the grapes in the vineyard. Manual harvest in 15 kg boxes. Temperature controlled processing of the grapes at 10º. Manual selection at the sorting table. Soft de-stemming. Independent vinification of plots in 150 hl stainless steel tanks at 25º. Macerations adjusted to the potential of each variety and plot. Fermentation and maceration of the skins for between 18 and 22 days.
Elaboration: 16 months in new French fine oak barrels of 400l. Malolactic fermentation in barrels and aging on selected lees.
Bottling: Fining with egg albumin. Bottling by decanting depending on the moon phase.
Profile of the wine: Blend of grapes from three zones with different soils.
A wine of great personality with a complex, elegant and very concentrated nose, with ripe red fruit character surrounded by mineral, spices and fine wood. Great balance among fruit, terroir and oak. In the mouth is soft, very elegant and silky, with sweet and kind tannins. Granulated texture with rich and lingering finish.