Aticus Crianza 2012

RIOJA
0.75 l.
Bodegas Cerrolaza
RED
100% TEMPRANILLO

Tasting Notes

Very dark, intense cherry in colour, clean and clear. Of great aromatic complexity, it offers appealing aromas that blend the fruit-bearing bottom of the varietal Tempranillo backed by oaky vanilla and an appetizing whiff of toffee. On the palate, it is long, with an extraordinary finish and a perfect balance between the tannin of the casks and a notable fruit-bearing load. An aromatic, pleasant palate lingers in time, with fresh, balsamic hints.

Vineyards

Location of vineyards: 
RIOJA ALTA (Hornos de Moncalvillo, Logroño y El Cortijo)
Vineyards in property: 
100%
Average age of vineyards: 
25 years old
Other data of vineyards: 

Vines trained on wires and bush vines. A de-leafing is made at the beginning of the summer and a green harvesting in August so as to ensure the quality of our wines.

Elaboration

Harvesting: 
BY HAND
Oak ageing: 
12 months
Type of oak: 
French oak (60%) and american oak (40%) with medium toast
Alcohol content: 
13,5 % vol.
Total acidity: 
5,0 g/l
pH: 
3,70
Remaining sugar: 
1 g/l
Método de clarificación: 
21 days with egg whites
Alcoholic fermentation: 

15 days in stainless steel tanks at a temperature between 25º and 28º Celsius.

Malolactic fermentation: 

23 days in stainless steel tanks after the alcoholic fermentation.