Pata Negra Reserva

General Information

Wine type: Red

Grape: Tinta del País (Tempranillo), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon (a great Spanish varietal with a French twist)

Ageing time: 36 months 

Vineyard

The winery and vineyards, established by Juana de Haza in the 12th century, has an area of 10,000m2, production and bottling capacity of 18 million bottles a year, and capacity of 10,000 American oak Bordeaux barrels. Modern whilst maintaining its character and historic constructions, this winery was awarded best winery in Spain for 2 years running.

Winemaking

The production of this wine begins with selection of the finest grapes at optimal ripeness, which are harvested and kept in tanks for 48 hours, for pre-fermentation maceration at a temperature of 10°C. Maceration lasts for 25 days, then the wine is aged in American and French oak barrels for 24 months, and then bottled, where it is aged for further 12 months.

Tasting Notes:

Pata Negra Reserva Ribera is a wine with an intense cherry red colour of great depth, with a clean nose. Notes of wild berries and hints of vanilla can be detected. The palate is round, silky, and broad, with sweet, elegant, persistent tannins and a fruity aftertaste.

Pairings

This wine pairs perfectly with red meats and roasts. We recommend uncorking or decanting for a while prior to tasting, to fully appreciate its virtues.

We recommend serving between 16–18°C.

Prizes and Awards:

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