Las Tierras of Javier Rodríguez Finca el Teso
Single vineyard located in El Pego at 830 m altitude. It was planted in 1886 before the phylloxera attacked. Pebbly soils.
Grapes are harvested into cases and selected in the vinery. They are protected with dry ice bevor being transferred to wooden barrels, where fermentation takes place. The juice remains then with its skins for aprox. 30 days. After pressing it is transferred to 225, 300 and 500 liter new oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation runs. The whole winter the wine maintain its lees, in spring it is transferred to new and 2 year-old casks, there the wine keep aging for three years. The casks are made of 80% french and 20% american oak.
Las Tierras de Javier Rodríguez “Finca el Teso” shows a really dark layer with ruby hints on the top. Black ripe fruit with nuances of fruit compote and a strong minerality on the nose. On the palate these tastes are more forcefu due to the body and the juicy tannins. Long aftertaste and minerality.