Wine: CERRO LA ISA Garnacha 2018
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja, Spain. Zone: Rioja Alta.
Location: Baños de Río Tobía (La Rioja)
Vineyard : Organic Viticulture.
Varieties: 100% Garnacha Tinta.
Vineyard: SINGULAR VINEYARD planted in 1906 in the region of ALTO NAJERILLA.
Soil: Vines in bush/globet system, planted on south-facing slopes at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. The soils are poor and shallow with a marked calcareous-clay composition and high iron content. It is one of the highest slope vineyards in Rioja.
Elaboration: After its MANUAL destemming, the grapes are placed in 500-liter new French Premium oak barrels in which the alcoholic fermentation and ageing takes place. The wine remains in the barrels with the fermentation lees for 18 months.
Wine Ageing: 18 months in 500-liter new oak barrel of one of the best oaks in France.
Vintage: Manual harvest in 15 kg boxes during the last week of October. 2,500 kg are obtained from these vineyards. per hectare.
2018 Vintage: Was rated as a “Good” year by the Rioja Control Board of the Rioja Designation of Origin (D.O.Ca. Rioja). However it has been an excellent vintage for white wines. In the area of Alto Najerila, it has been a year of very high rainfall in the spring and early summer and significantly lower temperatures. Nevertheless, the months of September and October have been dry and with temperatures higher than average, together with very cold temperatures at night. The harvest has a higher production than in previous vintages.
Climate: With a strong Atlantic influence, in one of the coolest areas of Rioja, with cold winters, mild summers, and soft and long autumns. The great temperature variation between day and night causes a slow maturation, which is very suitable for the synthesis of polyphenols and aromatic development.
Production: 1.200 bottles
Alcohol: 15% vol.
Total acidity: 6.4 g / l TH₂
Volatile acidity: 0.33 g / l AcH
Total sulphurous: <20 mg / l
Residual Sugars: <1 g / l
Tasting notes: Highlights its purple color of very high intensity. Its fruity nose reminds of licorice and iodine. It has a very voluminous and complex structured palate, with silky and elegant tannins. It has a high balanced acidity and long persistence in the mouth.