Our salute to the Spanish Rioja region, this flagship red table wine from grapes grown in two Northern Texas Hill Country vineyards is a wonderful example of Texas Hill Country terroir.
Sweet tobacco inter-mingles with blackberry, plum and spice-box notes on the nose of this densely textured wine. A profusion of dark blue and black fruits fill the mid-palate and combine with dusty tanins to make it a very food friendly wine. Best to decant this wine an hour before serving to really see it shine.
The grapes were grown and hand harvested from two different Hill Country vineyards in early August 2015. The fruit was hand sorted, de-stemmed and crushed into cool tanks for a short cold maceration period. Primary fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, with pump-overs three times per day until dry and then the must was pressed out and solids were settled. A touch of Viognier lee's was used to help stick the color of the finished wine. Secondary fermentation and aging took place in neutral French oak.
Primary fermentation in stainless steel with aging for 16 months in neutral French oak barrels.