Solar de Mendieta Cuvée Especial
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REGION

RIOJA ALTA

VARIETY

100% Tempranillo

VINEYARDS

Propietary vineyard in Labastida called La Llana. Alluvial soil. Sandy, poor soils, with good drainage, permeability and easy viticulture work. Rests of gravel and rounded stones. Altitude: 460 m. Organic fertilization. Number of Hcts.: 10. Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation. Year of plantation: 1980.

ELABORATION

Traditional elaboration, 100% de-stemmed. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged 12 months in Bordelaise barrels of French oak (85%), American oak (15%) and new barrel (40%).​

ALCOHOL CONTENT

14% vol.
 

COLOR

Intense cherry red, with bluish and ruby rims, strongly shin

TASTING NOTES

Fairly dark cherry. Elegant nose, fine toasty notes of oak (cocoa and coffee), ripe fruit and licorice flavours. Elegant palate, with firm tannins of oak and fruit well integrated, flavoursome, good fruity and varietal expression.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Ideally between 16-18° C

 

CULINARY

All kinds of dishes with strong, intense flavor, game, dark meats, stews, grilled meats, cheeses, etc.