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Martelo

A breath of fresh air in Rioja Alavesa

Martelo is born from a deep knowledge of our vineyard and of the work carried out in it during the last 20 years added to the character and strength of a privileged land. Expertise in winemaking, exhaustive research in our experimental hall and soil studies have allowed us to extract the essence of this Rioja Alavesa terroir.

Martelo vintages

We only make ‘Martelo vintages’ when our winemaker’s most demanding requirements are met: fresh vintages, with pleasing tannins and long, unhurried, well-balanced ripening. In each of these vintages, our winemaker Julio Sáenz, carries out his own ‘personal selection’ of plots, choosing those best suited to the Martelo style and personality.

Grapes

The main variety is Tempranillo, which is complemented by others such as Mazuelo, Garnacha and even Viura, representing the most traditional plantations in the area. Over 60-year-old vines, distributed across north-south facing slopes have good exposure to the sun and wind, achieving balanced ripeness and magnificent condition.

Ageing

Ageing mostly in American oak casks adds sweetness and softness without an excessive tannic load and contributes delicate and complex nuances.

Tasting notes

Intense, medium-high depth, garnet red; clean and bright. Fruit-forward nose with dominating blackberries and forest berries against a backdrop of balsamic notes.

Good structure in the mouth. Balanced with good acidity, elegant tannins and a long, pleasant aftertaste where the fruit and balsamic notes come up again.

Recommended pairing

The wine’s structure and elegance makes it an ideal food companion. The longevity in the mouth makes it perfect with braised and roasted meats, as well as game and cured sausages.

Alcohol proof
14 % by volume
Available format
75 cl.
Recommended serving temperature
17 °C
2012
Martelo

 

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