Finca Allende _ 2015 - Mingortiz _ 750 ml.
Size: 750 ml.
Founded in 1986 by Miguel Ángel de Gregorio in the hillside town of Briones, Finca Allende is located in an ancient 17th century manor, set in a medieval town square within the heart of Rioja Alta. Roughly translated as ‘further,’ Allende’s philosophy is to go further towards creating the perfect Rioja. The majority of vines are plowed with mules and grapes are hand-harvested, triple-selected and manually punched-down before undergoing extensive underground aging in both barrel and bottle. Known for producing round wines with great body and structure, each bottle is hand-crafted by and contains the signature of Miguel Ángel de Gregorio. Considered to be Spain’s first terroirist, Miguel Ángel’s sincere dedication to natural farming and preserving the integrity of Rioja Alta are why he is one of Rioja’s most celebrated winemakers and a mastermind when it comes to making world-class Tempranillo. 2015 began in Rioja Alta with a dry and temperate winter. Spring was sunny and warm, with abundant rain in both April and May that encouraged the onset of bud-break during the second week of April. June was warm and dry, with flowering taking place during the second week. The summer months were extraordinarily warm and thankfully vines continued to flourish due to the hydric reserves provided by the spring rains. Verasion began the first week of August and the warm and sunny weather continued through September and October,leading to a short vegetative cycle and healthy phenolic maturation. Harvest began on the September 26th with good quality grapes that contained fruity aromas and pronounced tannins. Tasting Notes Intense garnet in color with a violet rim, this wine showcases powerful aromas of herbs, balsamic notes and red berries with undertones of fresh ink. On the palate, the wine has balanced tannins, is intense and voluminous with a long, impressive finish.