R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia, Viña Cubillo Crianza 2010, DOCa Rioja, Spain

2010 – 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacho, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. Barrel aged 3 years, being racked twice per year and fined with fresh egg whites. Aged 5 years in bottle. Viña Cubillo wines come from the vineyard called Viña Cubillas, some 4 km away from the bodega. Historically these wines were called “Special Harvest”. Vina Cubillas has an altitude of 410 m, and the vines have an average age of 40 years. The soil is from the terciary age and is a mixture of clay and limestone. Viña Cubillas covers 24 ha, of which 16 ha are under Tempranillo, 4 ha Garnacha, 2 ha Mazuelo and 2 ha Graciano. Color: Clear, bright ruby. Nose: Fresh and slight aroma to licorice with consistent texture and persistent aroma. Taste: Smooth, fresh and persistent.