Macán Rioja

2015
Spain
Rioja

6/750

100% Tempranillo, aged two years in French oak and one year in bottle before release. The flagship wine is a selection of the best lots: less than one-third of the fruit makes it into the finished wine. Though in theory any parcel could contribute to the blend, there tends to be a pattern, with higher-altitude, lower-yielding sites on limestone and yellow clay most likely to be chosen.

The 2015 vintage was a warm one, and the wine shows a taut, lithe structure reflective of the cooling influences of the altitude as well as the limestone. Real intensity and the persistence of red fruit comes from these older vines, which yield just 60% of the maximum permitted in the region. This expression will only be amplified as the wine evolves in bottle over the next ten to twenty years.

SKU/Code: 
DB7956-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Tempranillo