Winery: Perez Basoco
Region: Rioja (Alavesa)
Locale: Villabuena de Alava
Site: 30 year old vineyards at 450 meters in Villabuena de Álava adjacent to the winery, planted 3 dimensionally ("En Vaso" or "Goblet" pruning) in clay-calcareous soils. Climate is Atlantic with Mediterranean influence; rainfall 400-500mm.
Grapes: Tempranillo, hand harvested in the 2nd week of October.
Fermentation and Aging: After tender loving care in the vineyards, with a green harvest to reduce yields to a very respectable 41 HL/Ha, the grapes are hand harvested in the gentlest possible way and transported within 2 hours to the winery. After a short cold-soak, fermenation is carried out with native yeasts at controlled temperatures. No fining or filtering.
Notes: Production of about 95,000 bottles. This is the wineries "Tinto Joven" or young wine.