Bodega: Dehesa La Granja
Marca: Dehesa 14
variedad: 100% Tempranillo
vista: Lovely and attractive ruby red colour with orange hues.
nariz: On the nose, toasted wood, as well as a noble fruity character, can be perceived. There are hints of tobacco, chocolate, cocoa, roasted aromas, and even balsamic hints. These give it a marvellous smell—powerful, elegant and with a lot of personality.
boca: It is smooth, elegant and temperamental on the mouth. It reminds us of black plum compote and dates, giving this wine depth and structure.
temperatura de servicio: 14 ºC–16 ºC.
consumo: Decant approximately forty-five minutes before tasting to remove the sediments inherent to its long ageing process.
Combina con: Roast suckling lamb and pig, red meat stews and small game dishes such as pheasant with plums.
Viñedo y elaboración
descripción: Vineyards located to the southwest of the province of Zamora, on the Dehesa la Granja estate, with a total area of 800 hectares of crops (120 of which are vineyards).
edad: Average of 25 years.
suelo: Formed by sedimentary sandstone, clay and limestone, which give rise to limestone soils on the surface. Loamy materials alternate with coarse and fine-grained sandstone. Altitude of the vineyard: 620–750 m.
clima: Extreme continental climate with arid Atlantic influences. Annual rainfall between 350–400 mm. The annual average temperature was 12 ºC–13 ºC. An extremely cold winter and a great number of hours of sunshine gave rise to exceptional grape quality—essential to make great wines.
envejecimiento: 24 months in American oak barrels.