The nose of the 2014 Joven is full of violets and liquorice, clean, fresh and with a young, fruit-driven and juicy, tasty palate. This pure Tempranillo is a real pleasure to drink.
The Wine Advocate
Made from Spain's finest red grape, the plummy Tempranillo, and given five months in barricas (small French oak barrels), this low yielding, unfiltered red bursts with terrific, lively, leafy, spiced black fruits and dark chocolate flavours. Perfect with everything from roasted red meats to strong cheeses
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Selected harvest with yields limited to 5000 kg per hectare. The harvest begins in early October. We select the parcels with a higher concentration of anthocyanins and reject all unacceptable grape clusters. The grapes are brought into the winery, and after a brief period of chilled pre-fermentation, spontaneous alcoholic fermentation (with no added yeast) is initiated. During the barrelling period, which lasts 22 days, the wine is crushed and pumped over daily, all the while controlling the density, temperature and evolution of the yeast. At the end of this fermentation, the tanks are emptied and malolactic fermentation begins. The malolactic fermentation begins without the addition of bacteria. The temperature is held steady at 20 ºC for a period of 24 days, during which we monitor the levels of malic and lactic acids. When the malic acid content is less than 0.1 grams per litre, the wine is decanted to separate the lees and is transferred directly to the barrels without undergoing any type of filtration, clarification or cold treatment. The wine is aged for five months in new French oak barrels. At the end of this period, it is taken to the tank, homogenised by light filtration through cartridges and then bottled.