A 'Grand Vine' in Boundary Conditions

Although the Consejo Regulador qualified 2019 as an exceptional vintage, nothing seemed less certain considering the year´s weather. Not one drop of rain fell between December and 18 April and budding was drawn out throughout the cold and humid end of April and into May.

The heat wave that started on 30 May quickly brought about flowering, which started on 4 June, but lasted a long time, foreshadowing a small harvest. Midflowering occurred on 18 June at El Sacramento. Weather-wise, it was a typical summer with hot dry air and some scattered showers compensating for the dry winter.

Significant rains on 26 August, 10 September, and 16 September made the period leading up to the harvest fraught with danger. Prevailing winds helped bring the grapes to optimal maturation in a healthy state.

The harvest for the reds stretched out from 23 September to 8 October. All the key events of this year´s vegetative cycle were drawn out; this great vintage was clearly produced in boundary conditions.

The wine is full bodied, with potent fruit aromas.

Production Area

Own vineyard in Laguardia. Rioja Alavesa

Final Assembly

Tempranillo 96%. Graciano 4%


Harvest in 12 kg crates with manual selection of bunches and subsequent selection by vibration berry by berry. Vinification by parcels. Malolactic fermentation in barrels and ageing for 12 months in French oak.


Vivid cardinal red with purplish tones on the rim

Tasting Date, 24 November 2020


Without moving the glass, one can appreciate aromas of fresh red fruits such as cherry and raspberry, with a background of fine roasted coffee.

As the glass is swirled, red fruit, pomegranate and cherry aromas intermingle with exotic spices.


On the attack the wine is fresh, with Atlantic sensations of acid red fruits, with a good balance and medium weight.

On the palate, hints of pomegranate, cherry and red grapefruit, intermingled with mineral nuances, chocolate, coffee and elegant toasted notes.

The aftertaste is medium long and elegant, marked by a good balance of fine tannins and fresh fruit.