Cuvée : EL Sacramento Rouge - Viña Leizaola
Millésime : 2011 - 2015
Capacity : 75 cl
Alcohol content : 14°.
Type of wine : Red wine
- Denomination of Origin : D.O.ca RIOJA - Rioja Alavesa
Wine estate: Viña Leizaola
Allergens: contains sulphites
PEÑIN Guide: Score 90/100 - Excellent
2011 an excellent vintage in Rioja. An ideal wine to share with friends or to offer as a gift.
Ruby red. Clear.
Very intense ripe black fruit and spicy aromas with a very fine woodiness.
Full, very tasty, with freshness and length. The fruity character of this wine comes back through the nose.
To be consumed at 17°C.
Food and wine pairing :
Red meat, lamb, grilled meat
Tempranillo and Graciano
Age of the vines: 33 years
Jesús Velilla, from a family of winegrowers in Lapuebla de Labarca, is in charge of viticulture until the harvest in boxes. The vinification is carried out in a rented cellar, in small vats that adapt to the individual management of the different plots of the vineyard.
After de-stemming, the alcoholic fermentation is carried out, controlling the temperature up to 28°, pumping over daily and several delestages at the end of the cycle. The wine is then transferred to French oak barrels, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and ageing, with manual racking from barrel to barrel using the falsetto. Aged in French oak barrels for 17 months.
The soil of El Sacramento is composed of sandy-silty clay on the surface and silty clay at depth. It has abundant organic and calcareous matter. From a mineral point of view, its composition is perfectly balanced.
The current vineyard was planted in vase with Tempranillo vines in 1986.
La Rioja has a climate that is favourable for the production of fine wines and a variety of terroirs that give them complexity. El Sacramento, due to its ideal location, offers the necessary balance for the production of a great wine, to which meticulous work is dedicated.
Situated on a promontory, with exceptional views of the surrounding area, this great wine-growing area, due to its location, on the edge of a geological break, and due to its soil, makes the magic of the land happen, and this wine is its unique expression.
This vineyard of the Rioja Alavesa has the D.O.ca RIOJA for Denomination of Origin Calificada. This part of Rioja belongs to the province of Alava - Araba, one of the seven provinces of the Basque Country.
Viñas Leizaola acquired the El Sacramento estate in March 2011. Leizaola, originally from Gipuzkoa in the north of the Basque Country, is the surname of the mother of the current owner: Etienne Cordonnier, who with this project aims to return to his family roots and offer a wine that reflects the professional background of the Cordonnier family, which has been working for three generations as an agent in the Belgian market for many world-class wines.
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