Grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards of at leat 50 years of age with low yields and hand picked, located around the villages of Villabuena, Samaniego, Leza, Navaridas and Baños de Ebro. The intensity of the wine resulting is medium-high, with complex aromas of ripe fruit.
Winemaking and aging
Upon entering the bodega, the bunches are selected by Luis Cañas himself before being destemmed so the individual berries can be sorted based on their weight. They later undergo fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 8 days obtaining better color extraction as well as much more complex and tannic wines, suitable for prolonged aging. The result is a wine that portrays the essence of a classic Rioja.
After its primary fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged for a total of 24 months in French and American oak barrels. It is then bottled and aged for a total of 36 months.
Suitable for pairing with a long, copious meal where it can accommodate braised vegetables, cold cuts, peppers stuffed with hake and shrimp, mushroom omelettes, cod Rioja style, both red and white meat... and so on.