Bodegas Ramirez De La Piscina

Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

The winery is located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

Varietal

100% Tempranillo

Vineyards

60 / 40 propriety, contracted vineyards located in Ábalos and San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1932 and 1985.

Viticulture

Trellised and head trained goblet vineyards that are maintained and harvested entirely by hand.

Soils

Calcareous clay composition.

Climate

Continental with heavy Atlantic influences that are moderated by the Sierra Cantabria.

Winemaking

Bunches are carefully sorted, destemmed, and transferred to stainless steel tanks for maceration. The temperature controlled fermentation begins spontaneously. When the fermentation is finished, the wine is run off by gravity. Malolactic fermentation in concrete.

Aging

18 months in American and French oak barrels in underground cellars followed by 5 months in stainless steel for natural fining and settling. Once bottled, it is bottle aged underground for at least 18 months.

Comments

Traditionally styled Rioja Reserva. Balsamic aromatics, complemented by undertones of red berries and earthiness. Notes of licorice and spice emerge on the palate.