Named as the Valderramiro vine plot, planted in 1924. This wine represents the maximum respect and importance for the “terroir”.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HARVEST:
From April until mid July temperatures were higher than average that favored the vegetative cycle of the vine. Occassional rainfalls in July helped to overcome the high seasonal temperatures. After the veraison the night temperatures dropped significantly meanwhile day temperatures were on average 25 c. This caused early maturity of the grapes and resulted in an early harvest and an extraordinary vintage.
The alcoholic fermentation has taken place in stainless steel tanks for 26 days of small size at a controlled temperature and malolactic fermentation took place in American oak barrels. The wine has aged in French oak barrels.
Cherry red very covered. On the nose it is intense and complex, very characteristic of this wine and which again another year expresses the best of our oldest vines. Varietals of the most genuine tempranillo are the protagonists, mature and rich in nuances thanks to aging in fine oak barrels. On the palate it is powerful with silky and long lasting tannins. The finish is long and persistant.
- Variety: 100% Tempranillo
The 2015 Malleolus de Valderramiro felt riper and headier when tasted next to the 2015 Malleolus de Sancho Martin, which is always the case, since this vineyard always achieves higher ripeness. It’s their oldest vineyard (planted in 1924) on clay soils that produces powerful and tannic wines. It’s the oakiest of all the wines I tasted from their portfolio, with intense spice, toast and sawdust aromas, dominated by oak aromas and flavors. There are plenty of tannins and flavors derived from the elevage. For fans of ripe, powerful and oaky Tempranillo. 7,300 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2018. - Robert Parker 92 Points