Club Price $52.00
Tradició meaning tradition in Catalonia, a region in Spain is the namechosen to honor our heritage and is made from one of Spain's most beloved wine grapes: tempranillo. This Spanish varietal, when grown in the right climate, can be expressive and multi-faceted. The 2016 Tradició opens with an intriguing aromatic profile that highlights notes of raspberry, rhubarb and tea leaves. On the palate, the wines soft texture accentuates the red fruit notes, while a warm all-spice character rounds out the finish of the wine. While this wine is approachable in its youth, the crisp acidity will allow for great aging potential. Tradició is an exciting complex new world style wine that pays homage to our Spanish heritage- a balanced wine that is sure to delight all your senses.
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Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Technical Data: ALC. 14.1% by vol.; TA: 6.1 G/L; pH: 3.79
Cooperage: Aged 20 Months in 100% French Oak Barrels (30% New)
The grapes for the 2016 Tradició are carefully hand-picked at night to ensure they arrive in pristine condition to the winery. They are gently de-stemmed and placed in a combination of stainless steel tanks and puncheons for a 15-day maceration where the winemaking team monitors color, aromatics, and flavor. Following fermentation the skins are gently pressed and the wine is transferred to 100% French oak barrels (30% new) with a number of select cooperages to highlight the subtle characteristics of tempranillo, without overpowering the fruit. The wine is aged for 20 months in barrel, and is racked 3 times prior to bottling.
The source of these grapes comes from 3 unique tempranillo vineyards located in Napa and Sonoma Counties. In Napa- the contrast of mountain fruit coming from Atlas Peak, where volcanic soils and long days create an intense fruit profile, and the Valley floor fruit, lending itself to lush textured wines, elevate the core of this blend. In Sonoma County, the Russian River climate provides warm days, allowing for maximum flavor ripening and the rapid cooling effect assisted by evening fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean protects the natural acidity in the grapes as they ripen. Rocky, well-drained soils and multiple blocks with varying exposures produce grapes that are incredibly concentrated; highlighting the lush flavors of tempranillo.
Bud break arrived early this year, beginning around Valentines Day, and it was a much cooler and foggier season through August. We had no excessive heat in July, August or September, which provided for a longer hang time for the grapes. The grapes ripened uniformly and calmly at their own pace and yields were a tad higher and the flavors are phenomenal.