Finca San Martín

Freshness, power and fruit. Young spirit of Rioja Alavesa. HARVEST Our vineyards developed well throughout the growth cycle, although they remained ten days behind compared to the previous year. Despite high temperatures and an absence of rain during the weeks before the harvest, no drought symptoms were observed. Above average rainfall figures from the dormant period onwards provided balanced vigour. The wines of this vintage have a good polyphenol load and the right balance between acidity and alcohol, making them optimal for long barrel-aging periods. VINEYARDS, VARIETIES AND AGING 100% Tempranillo from the San Martín I and II plots at our Torre de Oña winery in Páganos, Álava. After a selection process in the vineyard, picking only those clusters with the best ripeness level, the grapes were taken to the winery in small boxes. Traditional, Bordeauxstyle vinification was employed, with destemming, light crushing and fermentation in tanks. After alcoholic fermentation, the wines underwent natural malolactic fermentation, which lasted three months. The lees were stirred once a week to give the wine greater oiliness. Aging started in January 2017. The wine was aged for 16 months in new American oak barrels (60%) and two-wine French oak barrels (40%). The wine was … Continue reading Finca San Martín