SPECIALIS [Latin] Special, Project.
VARIETALS: Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano
Earthy, brambly with fresh cherries, plums and a hint of dried herbs.
Savoury with some spice.
Chewy tannins with good flavour persistence and balanced acidity.
The addition of a small parcel of Graciano to the blend added complexity with a touch of dried herbs & spice.
Vintage 2015 came early and we were hand picking the first of our vineyards in the first week of February. The fruit advanced through ripening in late Spring, after a longer than usual flowering period. A cooler January allowed the fruit to hang through the cool phase and build in flavor and ripeness. As soon as the sun warmed up the ground and surrounding air again in early February, the vines built final ripeness and the berries hung ready for picking.