Jesús Madrazo´s PACK
Jesús Madrazo was appointed technical director of vineyards at CONTINO (Laserna) in April 1999, where he remained in charge for 18 years creating prestigious wines such as Viña del Olivo and rescuing the first monovarietal GRACIANO from Riojan oblivion.
After long years being the soul of Viñedos del Contino, Jesús Madrazo decided to undertake his personal project in 2017. To this end, one of the most important figures in Riojan oenology, was soon asked by multiple wineries to advise them. This allows him to continue and expand what he was already doing at Viñedos del Contino, that is, his own selection of grapes to make extraordinary wines that he baptizes with his name as a guarantee of quality.
2 Bot. No. IV
Selected and destemmed manual harvest. The MERLOT, Graciano and Tempranillo come from grapes from the upper area of Rioja: Cuzcurrita from the Tirón river, Mazuela and Garnacha come from Rioja Baja. It fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 28º to 30ºC for 7 days, after another 10 days of maceration, Malolactic fermentation took place for 15 days in 70% barrels and 30% in tanks and the aging was maintained in those oaks (American and 50% French, not new), for 13 months.
The Jesús Madrazo NºIV is clean and with a bright cherry color, almost picota cherry, with a medium-high robe. An intense nose of Red Fruit, wild berries, and black some Blackberries, Menthols (Mint Chocolate), and spicy notes of black pepper and cloves. In the mouth it is fresh with very good acidity, well balanced wood.
2 Bot. RIBERA DEL DUERO SELECTION
Vinified in the recently inaugurated Territorio Luthier winery, IN DEPOSITOS DE CEMENTO the first harvest in it, with Manuel vineyards, biodynamic of “EL ABUELO”, in Aranda, with more than 50 years old, and something from TOMAS and MARTA de its vineyards in Zazuar old and structuring Tempranillos. Without yeast or bacteria, FAL in stainless steel. and FML in used barrels of 500 and 225 L. With 18 months of aging in them. Clarification with organic farm egg white.
The Jesús Madrazo Selección Ribera del Duero is a wine that still needs to be rounded off and that will begin to open in April 2021, in a spirit of search to combine power and elegance, that is, to find HARMONY just like the luthiers who craft woodwork: the balance in the music of the instruments they build, a tribute to the figure of the Winemaker as the creator of a great wine and as the culprit of its stridency and dissonances.
2 Bot. RIOJA SELECTION
Manual selection of the best bunches from 3 old vineyards between 35 and 40 years old located north of Lapuebla and south of Laguardia (Rioja Alavesa) Fermented in Stainless Steel at 28º t-30ºC for 7 days and with 10 more days of maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in large 70% French, 15% American and 15% Hungarian used oak barrels, for 25 days, followed by 17 months of aging in the same 500L and 225L oak barrels with periodic racking.
The Jesús Madrazo Selección Rioja has aromatic intensity, with great aging potential, sage, thyme, rosemary, peppers, freshness, good acidity,