1896 Finca el Estanque Rosado Reserva
60% Mazuelo y 40% Tempranillo.
Vineyards: we all know Rioja wine regulations today. Young, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva wines have come together and built that proprietary style which consumers identify as Rioja. Following the Rioja example, many wine regions have adopted these labels or categories for their wines with the sole purpose of setting this classification in the mind of consumers. It is also true that, less than fifty years ago, wineries, particularly historical eighteenth-century firms like Carlos Serres, used a different nomenclature to reflect the character of their wines and the length of their stay in the winery.
Manual, in small boxes, on 16 October, both varieties.
Vinified following traditional free-run methods. The grape juice obtained from crushing the grapes remains in contact with the skins for four to six hours at a temperature of 8 °C. After maceration, the free-run must is placed in another tank where it partially ferments at a controlled temperature of 14-16 °C. Fermentation concludes in French oak barrels.
It was aged for 536 days in French oak barrels and then refined for more than 500 days in the bottle, to achieve greater complexity.
The colour denotes the passage of time, the pink hues are invaded by some shades of orange and yellow, yet maintaining a great personality. The nose reveals a lively wine, full of complexity, with cocoa accompanying ripe, red fruit, still wild. In the mouth it is oily and powerful, with a liveliness and freshness that will keep it frozen in time. A wine born to age.
A versatile, culinary wine, which can accompany almost anything, although it can also be fully enjoyed by itself, in good company.
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