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La Capilla Crianza

LA CAPILLA.
Crianza 2019

D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO

A Crianza of great personality an elegance

VINEYARDS

Our private vineyards, managed with the utmost care and respect for quality. Controlled production based on the vegetative development of each plot in Roa, La Horra and Anguix.

SOIL

Great variation of high quality terrain, mainly old, poor soils of tertiary origin, with low levels of organic matter. Sandy texture, with very good aireation and high drainage. Predominantly clayey sands, alternating with chalky layers of whitish appearance that provide elegance and finesse, as well as sandy clays with great nutrient retaining capacity.

2019 VINTAGE

Dry winter, with intense cold and little rainfall, below average for the area.
Flowering and fruit set were very good, with strong heat at the end of June. A very dry and hot summer, with several heat waves, led to the appearance of slight water stress in the plants.
An adequate and well-balanced crop, together with an in-depth handling of the vegetation, allowed the grapes to ripen completely, resulting in a harvest that was slightly later than in normal years, but not by much.

HARVEST

Manual harvesting in small batches per plot. The short distance to the winery allows the grapes to be casked swiftly, without these warming up and the must oxidising.

VINIFICATION

Slow full-grain alcoholic fermentation in small stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. Prolonged maceration, but without over-extraction. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. All processes are by gravity carried out with the utmost care. The principal fruity aromas are maintained whilst endeavouring to preserve the great depth of colour, typical of the area.

TOTAL TIME IN BARREL

14 months in fine-grained French oak barrels, new and 1 year old barrels in equal parts.

AGEING IN BOTTLE

Between 16 and 20 months before release date from the winery.

TASTING NOTES

A deep-coloured full-bodied wine, luscious and velvety in the glass. Intense nose, with sensations of fruity freshness wrapped in very integrated wood that complements, without overshadowing, the fullness of the Tinta del País varietal in Ribera del Duero. In the mouth the wine is crisp, vivacious and elegantly sophisticated, showing touches of creaminess and toasted notes. Rounded and dense tannins. Both subtle and refined. Perfect for drinking now whilst offering the potential for several years of ageing in bottle.

Varieties

Tinta del País & 3% Merlot

Vineyard

Own vineyard of 60 Ha. Surrounding the bodega

Limited production

387 barrels

Oenologists

Rodrigo Miñón/ Manuel Iribarnegaray

Comercialisation

January 2023

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