Bodegas Taron Pantocrator Rioja Alta
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PRODUCER: Bodegas Taron is a cooperative based in the northernmost part of Rioja Alta. The cooperative is made up of four small towns; Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron, Sajazarra, Villaseca and Tirgo. These four towns decided that as they share not only the landscape but their culture too, they would benefit from pooling together their vineyards and knowledge to create one Bodega focussed on creating high quality Rioja`s. Bodegas Taron have 700 hectares of vineyards spread over more than 1000 small plots. Some of the oldest vines are over 100 years old which go into making their premium wine; Cepas Centenarias.
WINEMAKING: The fermentation of this wine is carried out in stainless steel tanks with a total of 18 days of maceration and daily punching. It spends 1 full year in tank before putting it for the first time in new American oak barrels, where it remains for 24 months. Once the aging time is over, it spends a full year in storage where it is further refined, and being ready for bottling. Before being marketed, the wine rests for at least 6 years, rounding it up in the bottle.
TASTING NOTES: A cherry red wine of great depth. Good density, with gentle legs sliding down the sides of the glass, giving an indication of its great volume. Intense and concentrated aromas, where predominates ripe fruit accompanied by toast and spices provided by the oak. Light notes of eucalyptus and a characteristic final mineral touch. In the mouth fills the palate with firm, elegant and silky tannins. The extraordinary acidity gives the wine balance and complexity. The sensations of fruit and spices remain for a long time.