Balcón de Pilatos Maturana 2019

LIMITED EDITION OF 8,811 BOTTLES

Precio I.V.A. incluido:18.95 €


VINTAGE:

2019.

VINEYARDS:

Balcón de Pilatos is one of our most iconic vineyards and is a prime site for growing a very distinctive, violet-scented Maturana, a grape variety that was lost in Rioja due to phylloxera during 1920-30. In 2001, we were pioneers in recovering this special grape variety from 35 strains found in a vineyard over 100 years old. After studying the variety in different areas, we decided to plant it in our 8.2-hectare Balcón de Pilatos vineyard, located at 500 meters in Rioja Alavesa, which stands out in three terraces overlooking Oyón, Logroño and the Sierra de Cantabria. Its altitude, as well as its climatic and soil conditions, make it perfect for the cultivation of this minority grape variety, a Rioja exclusive with great personality.

VARIETY:

100% Maturana.

ALCOHOL:

13,5% Vol.

OAK AGEING

11 months in new fine-grained American oak barrels with 3 years of drying.

TASTING FEATURES

Lively and rich cherry color. It is complex and powerful with notes of ripe black fruit and spices such as cocoa and vanilla as well as aromas of almond and cedar blossom. Smooth, savory, and chocolatey with fine tannins and a subtle cassis finish.

FOOD PAIRING

A great match for meats, especially stews or grilled; also goes well with cured and semi-cured cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16/18 ºC.


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Grape variety: Maturana
Color:Red wine
Appellation of Origin:D.O.C.a Rioja
Oak ageing:Premium