majuelos tinto reserva 2013
Bottle 75 cl
The weather conditions in this vintage were typical for the Ribera del Duero region. Firstly, a cold winter, then a period of evenly spread rainfall with normal average temperatures during spring, which encouraged optimum vine vegetation growth. Vine shoots appeared around April 28 and flowering began at the end of June. Summer was hot and dry with cool night-time temperatures, particularly during late August and September, which brought about a perfect ripening of the fruit and concentration of sugars and polyphenols. The harvest took place in consistently dry weather at the beginning of October, and the crop was in a perfect state of health. This vintage has been classified “Excellent” by the Ribera del Duero Control Board.
Callejo family vineyards. 100% Tempranillo. Very light boulder limestone soils.
Vinification and Ageing
The grapes come from various plots, selected for the ideal ripening to make this wine. The alcoholic fermentation, with native yeast, was begun at low temperatures, rising to 30°C at the end. The wine continued to macerate with the skins for a further two weeks. The wine was then run off into new and second-fill French oak barrels for the malo-lactic fermentation. The ageing was carried out in the same barrels for 18 months with rackings to clear the wine of its lees.
Violet cherry color well covered. The nose is complex and very aromatic. Great elegance which include notes of plum, blueberry, blackberry, pepper, thyme, cocoa powder, fine leather, leaves, aromatic woods. The mid-palate is very juicy, large, fresh and of great structure and balance, sensations of red and black fruit, floral, underbrush, cinnamon, nutmeg, pastry notes. Long finish primary, dairy and spicy