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Tempranillo from vineyards over 50 years old located on small slopes on the western side of Samaniego. A perfect balance between variety and its evolution, resulting in a fleshy and elegant wine where the sincere expression of the tempranillo rippened under the morning sun takes prominence.

Wine-maker: Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego

Vineyard management: Ernesto Sáenz de Samaniego/ Iñigo Sáenz de Samaniego

Region: D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.

Vintage: 2011

Vintage Classification: Excellent

Market release: July 2015

Vineyards and terrain:

The grapes come from some of our oldest vineyards, in the districts of Samaniego, Leza, and Laguardia, at an average altitude of 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay and Stony soils, on south facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.


Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence.

Extreme winter-summer contrast.

Ave. Temp.:min 7,2°C / max 17,3°C / average 12°C.

Precipitation: 524 litres.

Humidity average: 72,24%

Days of rain: 113

The vineyards:

100% Tempranillo.

Age of vines: Over 50 years old.

Plantation density:3,000 vines/hectare.

Goblet pruning.

Production: 5.000 Kg/hectare.

Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes, between 14th- 23rd October


Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes. Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in small capacity vats for 18 days at a maximum temperature of 29°C. Reworking and breaking up the cap as appropriate during the fermentation. 100% malolactic fermentation in new French oak casks. 16 months cask ageing,. This wine does not undergo any stabilisation process. Bottled: 8th February 2013


Alcohol 14,30 %

Total Acidity 4,30 gr/l.

PH 3.66

Volatile Acidity 0.48 gr/l.


7.924 bottles (75cl)

325 magnum (150cl)