Rudeles Selección 2007
The vines are predominantly grown in the valley between the villages of Peñalba de San Esteban and Atauta. This wine has been created from grapes from the best quality small plots of less than one hectare, which are located on a steep hill called “Las Comarcas”.
95% Tempranillo (70% from 10-year young vines and 30% from 90-year old vines) and 5% Garnacha old vines (100 years old)
Peñin Guide: Selección 2006 – 90 points
Zarcillo silver in 2007 for Selección 2004
Zarcillo silver in 2009 for Selección 2005
This is an elegant award winning wine which displays an intense red cherry colour and garnet tinges. The attack on the palate is firm and rich, with good plum and cherry aromas, with chocolate, pepper and liquorice flavours. The acidity is well balanced and the oak, although noticeable, is nicely integrated displaying an elegant and soft texture with silky tannins.
Manual picking into 12 kg boxes on October 9th. The grapes are strictly selected both in the vineyard and at the selection table in the cellar.
The grapes are de-stemmed and the berries pressed for the alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and regularly pumped over 2 or 3 times a week.
Fermentation was temperature controlled at 27°, followed by 27 days of maceration.
13 months in French oak (2nd year), medium grain and medium toasted followed by one year minimum in bottle before being released on the market.
Alcohol level: 14.5%
Residual sugar: 1,5
Rudeles Selección 2007 technical data sheet