flores de callejo crianza 2016
Bottle 75 cl
This means the vineyard had good hydric reserves for the dry months of summer. Regarding temperatures we did not have spring frosts. The beginning of summer was warm and dry with high contrast day-night in september. This month is the most important for good maduration and accumulation of fenolic compounds in the skin of the raisin. The vineyard cycle is in advance with regard 2013. The harvest starts 27th september with the white grape and ende 6th october with red grape. Excellent maduration of the grapes, well balanced in aromas, acidity, sugar and an optimal sanitary state.
Callejo family vineyards. 100% Tempranillo. Clay loam soils.
Vinification and Ageing
All the grapes were picked by hand and transferred to the cellars in small crates, followed by a careful sorting of bunches and berries on a double sorting table. The bunches were de-stemmed and the berries put into fermentation vats whole, without crushing, and left for a cold soak at 10ºC. The alcoholic fermentation started naturally with the skins’ indigenous yeasts around the fifth day in vat. After the alcoholic fermentation had finished, the skins were left in contact with the new wine for 3 days. The wine was then run off into another vat for the malo-lactic fermentation, which was allowed to occur spontaneously. In January, it was racked into French oak barrels to age for 6 months before being bottled.
It has an attractive cherry color with violet edges. On the nose, very aromatic, marked notes of wild berries, with hints of confectionery, balsamic. The mid-palate is meaty, active, with feelings of berries, cinnamon, spices, violets, balsamic and persistent primary end.