This wine is from 20 year old Tempranillo vines planted at 700-900 meters above sea level in the Roa de Burgos region of DO Ribera del Duero. After manual harvest the fruit is destemmed. 10-day fermentation with natural yeasts in stainless steel. The conical shaped tank increases the skin-to-juice contact, which allows for natural extraction with fewer punch downs (when the winemaker is shoving the skin/yeast cap down into the fermenting wine), resulting in softer tannins. The wine is then racked into tanks to age three months on fine lees.
Ruby red in color. On the nose, sandalwood, forest floor, earth, and gamey aromatics. Imagine an incredibly dry raspberry, candied. Graphite, jam, and mineral on the mid palate with a ton of texture. Rustic, fresh, and quaffable. Joven usually isn't this interesting - this wine is an absolute standout.