VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Tempranillo from the plots which surround the Torre de Oña winery in Páganos-Laguardia, Álava.
AGEING: The wine was aged for 16 months in new American oak barrels (60%) and two-wine French oak barrels (40%).
TASTING: Medium-depth, cherry-red, with a pink rim; clean and bright. High aromatic, intensity, with prevailing notes of ripe fruit, strawberries and redcurrants against a balsamic, aniseed, liquorice and cedar background from painstaking barrel ageing. Well-balanced in the mouth, with a pleasant structure and fine tannins leading to a fresh, agreeable finish. Lovely final aftertaste, with a background of ripe fruit and liquorice reinforcing the typical characteristics of this Rioja Alavesa wine.