D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO
An elegant Crianza that lives up to its origin.
100% Tinta del País
Finca La Capilla’s own vineyards surrounding the winery
End of 2021
Finca La Capilla has its own vineyards, managed with respect and a firm focus on quality. Production is controlled in keeping with the vegetative development of each parcel of vines in Roa, La Horra and Anguix. A meticulous selection of grapes, vine by vine, from the estate’s very best spots, in zones of extremely low yields. The vine-plants are grafted by hand using vine shoots and vegetative substance adopted from old vines in the area.
Great diversity of soil of very high viticultural value with a predominance of poor, ageold soils from the Tertiary period and very low levels of organic substance. Their loamysandy texture is ideal for airing and drainage, especially the alternating layers of silty sands and whitish limestone that deliver elegance and finesse. There is also some sandyclay soil with an excellent capacity to retain nutrients.
Manual harvesting, in small lots, parcel by parcel. The short distance to the Bodega allows for a swift transfer to the fermentation tanks with no warming of the grapes or oxidation of the must.
Slow alcoholic fermentation of whole gapes in small-size, stainless-steel tanks with indigenous yeast. Prolonged maceration but avoiding excessive extraction. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. All transfers are done under gravity with great care.
AGEING IN BARREL
12 months in new and second use, fine grain French oak barrels (2/3) and new and second use American oak barrels (1/3).
AGEING IN BOTTLE
2 years minimum before release.
Vivid, deep colour, glyceric and unctuous in the glass. Intense bouquet with notes of fresh fruit wrapped in refined oak that is well integrated without overshadowing the character of the Tempranillo grapes grown in the Ribera del Duero. Fresh and lively on tasting with elegant complexity, creamy sensations and refined toasted notes. Smooth but dense, mouth-filling tannins. Balanced for immediate consumption with the potential to develop in bottle for several years.