Made from 85% tempranillo and 15% garnacha grapes, from vines with an average age of 35 years.
On the nose the fruit character of the wine is very dominating, with floral nuances and strawberry toffee notes. Extremely attractive.
What your nose has just experienced will stay with you all through the tasting of this wine. The wine shows great body but with an added elegance, enhanced with a beautiful balance between fruit and oak ageing. It has a long finish leaveingyou with a very pleasant taste of red fruits in your mouth. The typical taste of the best garnachas from the Rioja Alavesa is quite noticeable.
With a unique microclimate, the vineyard honors the winemaking tradition of the region by offering low production, bunches and grapes of small size and excellent quality.
Its department of viticulture is key to getting things rolling, all of them true artisans of the vineyard, work meticulously to maintain control over each plot. Given the characteristics of the vineyard, all the work is done by hand and in some cases, with animal traction.
It is about nurturing the land in the most natural way possible and following the guidelines of a rational viticulture to preserve the great diversity of animal and plant species that populate each plot and respecting the vineyard and its surroundings, in order to collect healthy grapes by hand and produce healthy wines.
The harvest is made in the month of October. The grapes harvested in boxes enter Bodegas Amaren and go directly into cold storage where they remain overnight at 6 degrees. The objective is to produce a pre-fermentative intracellular maceration in the grapes, which will help to extract their primary aromas as much as possible.
All the grapes that enter Bodegas Amaren go through the double selection table of bunches and grains. With AMAREN, Juan Luis Cañas chooses to go back to the origins of his roots, and elaborate the wines in concrete tanks, as was done in the days of Ángeles.
The deposits that are currently used in the cellar are of small capacity (15,000 L), fully restored with epoxy resin, and a temperature control system. The concrete protects the wines from thermal shocks, allows a greater extraction of the fruit, and a natural stabilization for the wine.
Sausages, assorted canapes, oriental - spicy, soft cheese, fresh cheese, semi-cured cheese, cured cheese, pork, veal meat, chicken - turkey, lamb, birds, hake, salmon and other oil-rich fish, smoked fish, sea bass, sardines, prawns, tuna, soft stews, flavored stews, stews with intense flavour, scrambles and omelettes, mix of different tapas, fried fish, meat and sausages, fish paella rice, meat paella rice, risotto, meat and fish paella, thai rice, barbecue meat, fish, barbacue of vegetables, cream of seafood, fish soup, chicken soup, soup of onions, garlic soup, fruto di mare, pesto, bolognese, putanesca, basilisco, vegetables.