Selección Especial is the fruitiest of the family. A very strict grape selection narrows the potential harvest down to very specific vines, those capable of maximum expression of an inviting, smooth Tempranillo red whose principal values have to do with the best aromas that this flagship Spanish grape variety can offer and not so much with those contributed by the maturing process which has been kept to a mere few months in oak.
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Winemaking: Lime and clay soil with an average altitude of 700m. Hand picking of grapes using 17kg boxes. The entire harvest goes through screening. Destemming without crushing the grapes. Malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barrels.
Vintage 2015: Silver medal. IWC 2017
Vintage 2013: 93 points. Rioja Special Report by Tim Atkin 2017
|Spain geographical indications||DOCa Rioja|
|Production area||Ollauri, La Rioja|
|Bodega||Marqués de Terán|
|Type of wood||new French oak|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.0 %|
|Soil type||lime, clay|
|Wine colour||Cherry red|
|Wine descriptors||berrylike, layered, jammy|
|Wine moments||tapas, picnic, lunch, dinner party, barbecue|
|Food & wine pairing||Spanish ham, spicy Indian, Asian, pork, paella, oily fish, meat pies, chocolate pudding, sausage and charcuterie, casseroles|
|Tasting notes||toast, strawberry, spice, cherry, blackberry, walnut|