Carlos Serres Reserva Rioja Reserva 2014
FROM THE WINERY
Varieties: 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano.
Vineyards: All the Tempranillo and Graciano for this wine come from a selection of the different parcels of the Finca El Estanque vineyard, a 60-hectare vineyard owned by the winery in the best areas of Haro. The vines are 30 years old on average.
Vintage: Hand picked. 20th (Tempranillo) 29th October (Graciano).
Vinification: Fermented in concrete vats. After destemming and gentle pressing, the juice macerates on the skins before fermenting for approximately 13 days at a maximum temperature of 30 ºC.
Ageing: 24 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels, then a minimum of 12 months ageing in bottle.
Tasting Note: Cherry red color with thin terracotta edge showing its longer barrel age. Aromas of mature black fruit, toffee and balsamic as well as some mineral notes. This is a silky wine, but fresh and refreshing as well as elegant and persistent.