Alfar Selected Vintage
Grape selection by estates and maturation level in hand picked harvest, desteeming and not crushing. Vines grown in traditional vase. Maceration for 3 days previous to the fermentation at 12ºC in order to facilitate the full extraction of aromas. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 24-26ºC for 5 to 7 days. After the fermentation there is another maceration for 10 days in order to complete the extraction of the poliphenols. Malolactic fermentation is done after devatting in new oak French barrel for two months. Afterwards the wine is aging in new oak French barrels for 10 months, being then rounded in the bottle for at least 12 months. This wine is only produced in extraordinary good vintages.
Selected estates in Briones and Baños de Ebro.
Type of soil
Calcareous-clay component. Shingly-alluvial.
425 - 500 metres
more than 75 years old
Bourdeaux conical 75 cl.
Intense violet red colour with a high layer.
Varietal aromas of blackberry and liquorice in perfect harmony with the toasted and spicy aromas from the aging.
Creamy and structured, maintaining the elegance which provide their sweet and mature tannins, long finish which invites to continue drinking.
Meat and birds.
Grilled fish and Japanese style fish. Medium mature cheeses.