100% tempranillo, aged for 12 months in new french oak barrels. Cherry red, with sweet aromas of french oak, cinnamon, clove, black pepper. Delicious full body, soft, elegant finish. Highly recommended decanter magazine. (2011 was 88/100 R.P.)
A classic clone Montepulciano from La Valentina’s coastal vineyard in Spoltore …
Deep dark ruby red colour introduces an intense and aromatic nose and concentrated rich, ripe red fruit flavours. Hearty tannins and fresh acidity are softened by barrique and bottle maturation. At five years from vintage, “Spelt” is still very much a supple, youthful, exciting and drinkable wine that will also offer “interest” on maturing for 5 to 10 years.
100% Tempranillo, 18 months in French oak casks of 1 or 2 years old and
3 extra months in Allier French oak vats. Intense red garnet, complex, full of elegant aromas of black fruits and spices, coffee and cacao, coming from an extraordinary vintage. Silky and fleshy. A classic Rioja, perfect balance of fruit, structure and elegance.
90/100 Robert Parker, 91/100 International Wine Review