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Wine

Condado de Haza

Winery

Bodegas Alejandro Fern√°ndez

Region

Ribera del Duero

Varietal

100% Tempranillo

Aging

Whole berry fermentation, 12-20 day maceration, with spontaneous malolactic fermentation in new oak. Clarification is achieved through meticulous racking and naturally stabilized during the cold winter months prior to being bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby. Explosive aromas of dark berry and cherry preserves, with smoke, game and violet accents. Plush and expansive, offering spicy cherry and cassis flavors and notes of candied flowers and bitter chocolate. Vanilla and cracked pepper build with air and carry through a long, sappy and gently tannic finish. Incidentally, the 2008 bottling of this wine is drinking very well right now, with plenty of juicy dark berry character and brightening minerality; no rush to drink it but no crime to do so now, either.

Press

91 points (2009 vintage), International Wine Cellar