Esencia 2012, Rolland & Galarreta

  • 103504QC-STK
  • Red
  • Tempranillo
  • 2012
  • 750 ml

Esencia 2012, Rolland & Galarreta

  • 103504QC-STK
  • Red
  • Tempranillo
  • 2012
  • 750 ml

Availability: 4.00000000

$95.00

Available format

Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
4 case(s) in stock

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Wine description

Esencia 2012, Rolland & Galarreta
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Tasting notes

Colour: This is a highly-concentrated, dark cherry-red wine. Nose: A lively, delicate nose with licorice and leather aromas, with hints of black pepper. It keeps the essential aromas of compote fruit. Palate: It is ample and fleshy and has elegance, complexity and power. On the palate, it shows soft tannins and licorice, a velvety structure and a long, delicious and persistent finish.

Producer

ARAEX RIOJA ALAVESA S.L.

Vinification and aging

Cold maceration during 4 days followed by controlled alcoholic fermentation at 28ºC. The selection of grapes is done with the help of Vistalys, the latest optical selection table from Bucher Vaslin, which carries out a strict control so that only perfect berries go through. The stalks are removed from the grapes without squeezing them. Grapes are maintained in controlled conditions, with long macerations at low temperatures in oak casks with the cap submerged. The must is naturally pumped over using gravity in order to achieve the best extraction of polyphenols. The wine is aged for a total of 18 months in new Amarican oak.

Terroir

Vines grows on low-yielding calcareous soils that are rich in limestone, which increase fruit aromas and help to obtain balanced wines. The altitude acts as a buffer for the extreme heat that is typical of this continental area during the summer, a key moment in the ripening process of the grapes.

Vintage

2012

Variety

Tempranillo

Colour

Red

Country

SPAIN

Region of production

Ribera del Duero

Appellation

Ribera del Duero

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