A traditional old school Rioja made in the quality sub region of Alavesa. La Sorda is a small producer with a 25 hectare vineyard – there were only 4000 bottles of this produced.
Fermented at temperatures below 28C for 16 days in oak vats. Aged in French oak for 12 months including malolactic fermentation in
the barrel. Made from 100% Graciano grapes.
Immediate scents of juicy cherries followed by vanilla, cinnamon, fruit cake, with hints of pepper. The first taste on the palate takes you back
to the cherries, perhaps of the morello, more tart varieties, developing through textured tannins, a very full body which is always lively.