La Ermita de Santa Bárbara
100% from the single unique vineyard "La Ermita de Santa Bárbara" D.O. Campo de Borja
James Suckling: 92 points “Lots of ripe fruit and smoked meat character with hints of cured cheese and spice. Lightly stemmy. Medium to full bodied. Round, juicy tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious now.”
Hand harvested in small baskets
Old vines, dry farmed
12 months ageing in second use French oak barriques
The vineyard is located near the Santa Bárbara hermitage in the municipality of Tabuenca, a "Mars like” terroir with a mix- ture of basal, siliceous sandstones of intense red color and shale on a mountain ridge at almost 900 metres above sea level. The vines are more than 50 years old, dry-farmed, bush-trained and hand-harvested.
The fermentation was carried out by wild yeasts. 500 kg. were whole cluster fermented and another 500kg. were fermented in open-top barrels, the remaining grapes were fermented in concrete. Aged in a mixture of used and new French Oak barrel