Clear, bright ruby.
Fresh and slight aroma to licorice with consistent texture and persistent aroma.
The taste is smooth, fresh and persistent.
Classified by The Regulating Council as EXCELLENT as well as the previous year. This harvest was not only good in quality but in quantity both in their own vineyards and in the whole D.O. Rioja. Out of the 170 ha. that they own, in 2005 they had 154 in production.
The volume of the harvest in 2005 was slighly smaller than 2004, due to the polinization. The vegetative cycle was perfect with no problems during all year. The harvest started 10 days in advance from a normal year starting on September 24th with the White grapes and on September 27th with the red grapes in Vina Tondonia.
Finished harvesting Vina Cubillo on October 22nd. Suffered a big storm on October the 12th that delayed the finalizing but didn't damage the quality.
The grapes entered the winery with a good concentration of colour, balance of alcohol content and acidity and good colour intensity.
All of this made great wines with high vocation of ageing.
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