Predicador Tinto 2014

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Predicador, or “Preacher,” named after Clint Eastwood’s everyman character in the 1985 film Pale Rider, is composed of 96 percent Tempranillo, 2 percent Garnacha, 1 percent Graciano and 1 percent Mazuelo. The grapes are sourced from 15 different plots within San Vicente and Briones in Rioja Alta which on average yield less than 2 kg per vine. The wine is fermented in oak and stainless steel with a two-day cold maceration and aged for sixteen months in new French oak. The wine was filtered but not fined. This vintage some La Cueva del Contador, Contador and La Vina de Andres were added for concentration and balance.

Tasting Notes

The aromatics open up with crushed red cherries, balsamic notes and the sweet baking spices of cinnamon and clove. The fruity and spicy characteristics found in the nose follow through on the palate, along with dried cranberry, black cherry and elegant fine-grained tannin supporting the tart red fruit and adding to its length and depth.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
La Canoca, La Liende, Sacramento, El Llano, Raicilla, San Pablo, Burdarán, Sauco, El Bombon, El Espino, Guiasol, Briones, San Francisco, El Hoyo and Vitarán
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks and oak
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration
Length of maceration:
2 days
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
16 months

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