Aticus Reserva 2008

RIOJA
0.75 l.
Bodegas Cerrolaza
RED
100 % TEMPRANILLO

Tasting Notes

Ruby in colour, with brick-red glints, very intense, clean and bright. Of great intense, aromatic complexity, it presents hints of ripe fruit proper of the varietal Tempranillo in perfect balance with lingering oaky, vanilla and toffee aromas from the toast of the cask. On the palate it’s powerful and long, with a perfect balance between the fruit flavours and the palatable tannins that round it out. Excellent, lingering aftertaste with balsamic hints.

Vineyards

Location of vineyards: 
RIOJA ALTA (Hornos de Moncalvillo, Logroño y El Cortijo)
Vineyards in property: 
100%
Average age of vineyards: 
25 years old
Other data of vineyards: 

Vines trained on wires and bush vines. A de-leafing is made at the beginning of the summer and a green harvesting in August so as to ensure the quality of our wines.

Elaboration

Harvesting: 
BY HAND
Oak ageing: 
18 months
Type of oak: 
French oak (60%) and american oak (40%) with medium toast.
Alcohol content: 
13,5 %vol.
Total acidity: 
5,1 g/l
pH: 
3,69
Remaining sugar: 
1g/l
Método de clarificación: 
21 days with egg whites
Alcoholic fermentation: 

15 days in stainless steel tanks at a temperature between 25º and 28º Celsius

Malolactic fermentation: 

23 days in stainless steel tanks after the alcoholic fermentation