Caminos de Santa Cruz

2016

(Formerly the Rivas de Tereso bottling!) This is Sierra de Toloño's ultimate expression of Tempranillo. From a single-vineyard planted on pure limestone and rock, it ferments in amphora and then ages for an year in French Oak. The wine is textured, rich with black fruit.  

93 points
"The single-vineyard red 2016 Camino de Santa Cruz is a wine she wanted to call Rivas de Tereso, but she was not allowed, so she named it after the plot where the grapes grow. It's an aromatic red with intense aromas of violets and the hallmark signature of 2016, and has a surplus of minerality because of the high limestone content of the soils, with some Mediterranean undertones. With time in the glass, it reveals some classical Rioja notes of forest floor, truffle and mushrooms. It fermented in 300-liter amphorae and matured in well-seasoned, neutral 500-liter oak barrels for 12 months. The medium-bodied palate is elegant, and the tannins are round and make it very pleasant and approachable. 1,120 bottles were filled in November 2017."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, June 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB2003-16
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Tempranillo
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic