A mixture of chalky clay which gives density
and roundness to the María, and a plot of chalky gravel which
will provide its elegance and floral part.
The 2006 Vintage:
Winter and summer rainfalls allowed a
good development and balance of the vines. The heat at the
end of August and the variety of temperatures on September
favored a slow and continuous ripening, with a good aromatic
development of the Tempranillo.
: Grapes are from our own vineyard. We harvested on
, after thoroughly tasting the grapes. Manual
harvest in cases. Selections made on the vine and in the cellar.
25 days of maceration in stainless steel tanks of
100Hl. Extraction with overpumping and
fermentation in new French oak barrels. 15 months maturing in
barrels with the lees
Deep color with blue trim. Floral (violet),
black fruit (black cherry, blackberry) in nose. In mouth we find
species are mixed to the fruit. Its wood is elegant and
harmonious (marron glacé, caramelized). Concentrated in
mouth, dense and long, its silky tannins recall the mineral
quality of the
from the origin and will enable an
| Wine Advocate 93 points (Jun 2010)
The 2006 Maria is a bit more expressive aromatically with notes of scorched earth, espresso, game, mineral, lavender, and blackberry. On the palate it is smooth-textured, balanced, and intense. It conceals enough tannin to evolve for another 3-5 years and should deliver prime drinking from 2013 to 2026.