THIRD GENERATION

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Main characteristics

  • Grape variety: 100% Tempranillo or Tinta del País. Sourced from 75 year-old-vineyards on average. The vines are cordon-trained, planted on south, south-east facing slopes at an altitude of 840m.
  • Production: exclusive production of 5,000 bottles, made only in exceptional years.
  • Ageing in barrel: 16 months.
  • Area: DO Ribera del Duero – Villalba de Duero.
  • Soil type: silty and sandy, with a limestone bedrock and some pebbles.
  • Climate: extreme continental. A great difference in temperature between winter and summer, and between daytime and night-time temperatures.

Winemaking and Ageing

Signature wine, which is born with the addition of the third generation of the family to the winery. New technologies in oenology and viticulture are applied to tradition by Héctor Casado, allowing to produce a unique wine.

Winemaking: harvest is done by hand at the optimal ripening time, in small boxes of 15 kg. Grapes are selected both in the vineyard (hand harvesting) and in the winery (sorting table).  Cold pre-fermentation maceration for seven days at 10ºC in a 5,000 kg small vat and subsequent fermentation at controlled temperatures during the whole process. Malolactic fermentation in 225 l new barrels.

Ageing: 16 months in 225 litres new barrels (75% French oak, 25% American oak).
Bottling: once bottled, the wine is aged in bottle for at least 12 months at a controlled temperature.

Tasting note

Deep red picota cherry colour. Intense complex nose, with ripe red and black fruit, spice notes and chocolate as its main aromas. On the palate, it is very silky and mouth-filling, with sweet tannins that give structure to the wine. Bitterness and acidity are well balanced. A long lingering wine, which should be left developing in the glass before drinking. Ideal for after-meal conversations and to be enjoyed in good company.

Food pairing and suggestions

A perfect match with all kinds of red meat, game, haute cuisine, desserts… Recommended serving temperature: 17ºC.

Potential for ageing: 8 to 10 years.

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SELECTED HARVEST

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Foto botellas Alvides-Tercera-Generacion

Main characteristics

  • Grape variety: 100% Tempranillo or Tinta del País. Sourced from 75 year-old-vineyards on average. The vines are cordon-trained, planted on south, south-east facing slopes at an altitude of 840m.
  • Production: exclusive production of 5,000 bottles, made only in exceptional years.
  • Ageing in barrel: 16 months.
  • Area: DO Ribera del Duero – Villalba de Duero.
  • Soil type: silty and sandy, with a limestone bedrock and some pebbles.
  • Climate: extreme continental. A great difference in temperature between winter and summer, and between daytime and night-time temperatures.

Tasting note

Deep red picota cherry colour. Intense complex nose, with ripe red and black fruit, spice notes and chocolate as its main aromas. On the palate, it is very silky and mouth-filling, with sweet tannins that give structure to the wine. Bitterness and acidity are well balanced. A long lingering wine, which should be left developing in the glass before drinking. Ideal for after-meal conversations and to be enjoyed in good company.

Winemaking and Ageing

Signature wine, which is born with the addition of the third generation of the family to the winery. New technologies in oenology and viticulture are applied to tradition by Héctor Casado, allowing to produce a unique wine.

Winemaking: harvest is done by hand at the optimal ripening time, in small boxes of 15 kg. Grapes are selected both in the vineyard (hand harvesting) and in the winery (sorting table).  Cold pre-fermentation maceration for seven days at 10ºC in a 5,000 kg small vat and subsequent fermentation at controlled temperatures during the whole process. Malolactic fermentation in 225 l new barrels.

Ageing: 16 months in 225 litres new barrels (75% French oak, 25% American oak).
Bottling: once bottled, the wine is aged in bottle for at least 12 months at a controlled temperature.

Food pairing and suggestions

A perfect match with all kinds of red meat, game, haute cuisine, desserts… Recommended serving temperature: 17ºC.

Potential for ageing: 8 to 10 years.

Other wines

Foto botella Alvides-vendimia-seleccionada

SELECTED HARVEST

Foto botella Alvides Crianza

Crianza

Foto botella roble

OAK