WINERY: Tinto Pesquera
BRAND: MXI 2016
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
LOOK: Clear and shiny appearance. Intense violet colour.
SMELL: We find freshness, hints of red and black fruits, particularly blackberries and raspberries.
TASTE: Rounded tannins and just the right touch of acidity that enhances the wine, with refreshing varietal characteristics that reappear under the tongue after the first few seconds. It is very pleasing to the palate with each sip. The aftertaste is fruity, with blackberries and black fruits standing out.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: From 12 ºC to 14 ºC.
CONSUMPTION: Optimal from the moment of purchase. It is advisable to decant the wine 30 minutes before serving as there may be sediments that do not affect the quality of the wine, as they are a result of its natural production process.
PAIRINGS: Ideal for accompanying rice dishes, risottos, pasta, charcoal-grilled meat and some chuletillas al sarmiento (grilled lamb chops).
VINEYARD AND PRODUCTION
DESCRIPTION: Within the municipal boundaries of Pesquera de Duero, facing south at an altitude of more than 800 metres.
SURFACE AREA: 200 hectares in total.
AGE: Average of 25 years.
SOIL: Sandy loam.
CLIMATE: A year that was warmer than usual. The first frosts did not arrive until November and December, so it can be said that the winter temperatures were warmer. The beginning of spring came with cooler temperatures than normal. Nevertheless, bud break took place as normal. The average temperature since June was quite high, reaching normal ranges in August. The harvest took place in September.
HARVEST: The harvest was healthy and of an exceptional quality.
AGEING: Aged 14 months in American oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle before being released onto the market.