Pretium Viñedos Centenarios 2017
Grape varieties: 95% Tempranillo and 5% Others.
I manage to get the best from my unique vineyard “El Carasol”, planted in 1901, by cultivating the vines with great care using organic and biodynamic agricultural techniques.
The parcel is on a south-facing slope, with great biodiversity. e planting grid is 1.60 x 1.60m. e vineyard contains many different clones of the red grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha Tintorera, Graciano and Garnacha, as well as white varieties – mostly Viura but also Malvasia de Rioja.
Production is very limited, with only up to 2.000 bottles
The harvest is in mid-October and all the red varieties are picked at the same time, achieving dierent levels of ripening. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation is carried out in wooden foudres.
The grapes remain in maceration with their skins for a month and a half. They are then pressed and the pressed juice is left until the summer of the following year, when malolactic fermentation is carried out naturally.