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Vintage: 2010

Varieties: Syrah (40%), Monastrell (30%), Bobal (15%), Tempranillo (15%)

Picking dates: Tempranillo: September 8; Syrah: September 10; Monastrell: October 11; Bobal:  October 12

Bottling date: August 2012

Analytical data: Alcohol = 12,9%
Total acidity = 5,2 g/L (tartaric acid)
Residual sugars < 1,5 g/L
Glycerin = 8,1 g/L
Color intensity = 10UA
IPT = 33UA

Technical notes: The work starts with a hand selected picking and a long pre-fermentative cold maceration. After low temperature fermentation (25-26 ºC) it ends with an aging of 12 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Red cherry color with purple hues. An intense fruity nose of berries highlight in a still glass. Coffee and spicy notes indicate its time in oak. First taste is fresh and fleshy with a mineral aftertaste.

  Service: Serve between 14 and 16ºC
Aging Potential = 2 - 6 years

Vineyard: Our Bobal and Tempranillo grapes come from vineyards in the hamlet of La Vallesa in Siete Aguas, located at 830 meters above sea level. These are old vines (50 years) of low yield. A clay soil with some limestone outcrops highlights. Vast horizons of high porosity appear, low in organic matter. The Syrah and Monastrell comes from vines in dry valley of Fontanars, planted in loamy clay soils.

Weather: 2010 was a very good year for early red varieties (Tempranillo and Syrah), introducing a cool spring and heavy rainfall in summer and a gradual entry up to a warm late August with maximum temperatures around 35 º C. The rains respected our harvest and began on September 17th. In Siete Aguasrains were scarce in March and April. Abundant rainfall in May. 180 mm were recorded until harvest date. In the Vall dels Alforins, we had a rather dry year, although rain spread out over time that kept the earth with a good seasoning (precipitation up to 165mm harvest date). Slight problems of mildew in some early red varieties.

Awards: Silver Medal in International Arribes del Duero 2010 Contest
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