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Hito Rosado 2017

Details of the harvest

The 2017 has been anatypical vintage from the beginning, with abnormally high temperatures at the beginning of spring that caused an early budding, without a doubt the most prominent meteorological accident was the frosts at the end of April that affected many vineyards in the Ribera del Duero and they reduced their production considerably. The summer came dry and hot favoring the regularization of the plant that thanks to the low production did not suffer excessive water stress. The harvest was early, dry and hot, which guaranteed an exceptional health status and optimum maturity rates.

Tasting notes

It has a very light pink color, clean and bright, on the nose it is clean and intense with delicate notes of red fruits and floral aromas. On the palate is bright, full of freshness and balance, when passing through is easy and refreshing.

Technical details

D.O: Ribera del Duero

Location: Castrillo de Duero

Orientation: North

Variety: Tempranillo

Soil: Chalk-Clay-Stony

Production: 54.000 bottles

Malolactic Fermentation: WithoutM.F.

Hito 2016

Details of the harvest

Fresh spring temperatures combined with abundant rainfall, slightly delayed budding. These rains had a great impact on the rest of the vegetative cycle of the vine. Summer temperatures weres lightly higher than usual, but rainfall was consistent with the past years. September was especially dry. Water reserves that accumulated during winter and spring, were enough to maintain the optimum performance of the vines. The result: An abundant harvest, balanced and with great maturity.

Tasting notes

Intense and lively cherry-red color, while in the nose very typical to its variety and to the vintage 2016. Well defined and clean aromas of dark ripe fruits. The ripeness of the fruits dominate over subtle French oak aromas, that add complexity and elegance. In the mouth balanced and round with a long and lingering finish.

Technical details

D.O: Ribera del Duero

Location: Castrillo de Duero

Orientation: North

Variety: Tempranillo

Soils: Clay-Stony-Limestone

Production: 350.000 bottles

Malolactic Fermentation: 12 days in steel tanks

Oak Aging: 8 months in French Oak

Malabrigo 2014

Details of the harvest

The vintage 2014 was some what curious with more rain than normal and with high temperatures in the spring that favored an earlier growth of the vine. During the summer temperatures were as well higher than in the previous years with scarce rainfall. However, due to the mild nights, the grapes could retain the acidity which ultimately led to a well-balanced result. It was this kindness of nature that allowed us to harvest the grapes with full maturity before the rains of October compromised the quality of the grapes.

Tasting notes

Visually, a deep garnet red, very concentrated. In the nose intense and very complex. Ripe dark fruits, like blackberry and cassis, with subtle notes of oak that add to the aromatic complexity. In the mouth, full bodied with well-structured, ripe tannins. At the end there is a hint of sweetness of ripe fruits and afterward sit delivers a long aftertaste.

Technical details

D.O: Ribera del Duero

Location: Castrillo de Duero

Orientation: North

Variety: Tempranillo

Soils: Clay-Loam

Production: 8.000 bottles

Malolactic Fermentation: 26 days in oak barrels

Oak Aging: 18 months in French Oak

Cepa 21 2015

Details of the harvest

Temperatures were higher than usual in the months of April until mid July, which provoked  a great development in the vegetative cycle. The occasional rains helped to over come the high temperatures of that time. Once the colors of the grapes changed, night temperatures dropped significantly while diurnal temperature variations averaged 25 Degrees Celsius. This enormously helped the maturation of the grapes and resulted in an extraordinary vintage.

Tasting notes

Colors of dark cherry with a high concentration. In the nose the wine shows the characteristics of the vintage well, with ripe red fruits, paired with subtle oak and balsamic notes. Powerful in the mouth with well structured tannins and full bodied. The finish is long and lingers on for a good amount of time.

Technical details

D.O: Ribera del Duero

Location: Castrillo de Duero

Orientation: North

Variety: Tempranillo

Soils: Chalk-Clay

Production: 420.000 bottles

Malolactic Fermentation: 18 days in Steel Tanks

Oak Aging: 12 months in French Oak

Horcajo 2014

A wine 100% Tempranillo raised to the maximum expression.

Elegance and complexity define this first vintage from one of the most special plots of the winery, the Horcajo. A limited production with great aromatic potential.

Details of the harvest

An over the average rainy year and a spring influenced by the high temperatures that favored the vegetative cycle of the vine. During the summer there were slightly higher than average temperatures and little rain, but thanks to the cool nights the vines did not suffer too much stress, which greatly favored the complete aromatic and polyphenolic maturity. The benevolence of the climate favored an early vintage which prevented the October rains from affecting the health of the grape.

Tasting notes

Very intense cherry red color that has hold the aging time well. The nose is extremely elegant and complex with a mature base of black fruit, enriched in nuances by the time in the wood, the aging time defined this Horcajo 2014 until getting the best out of its vintage. In the palate stands out its balance and warmth with a long and persistent aftertaste.

Technical details

D.O: Ribera del Duero
Location: Castrillo de Duero
Orientation: East
Variety: Tempranillo
Altitude: 801 m
Soil: Loam
Production: 1.457 bottles
Malolactic Fermentation: 26 days in oak barrels
Oak Aging: 18 months in French Oak