This wine is the result of the extreme weather conditions seen in 2006, with a very cold, dry winter and a dry, hot summer.
As a consequence of these weather conditions and the high day and night-time temperatures during the ripening period, a rapid accumulation of sugar meant that the general harvest was significantly brought forward.
The ripening conditions of the different varieties at high altitude (800 m) enable a good balance between acidity and alcohol content to be achieved, helping to contribute to the complexity of this wine.
The aromas of each of the different varieties have been blended with the help of fine French oak wood during fermentation and the subsequent ageing on lees.
The different wines were aged separately for 16 months and, following a two month settling period and the blending of all the wines, the bottling process took place in March 2008.
TASTING NOTES: Golden straw colour with a greenish iridescence. Clean and bright.
In the glass, it has impressive intensity and aromatic power, with initial savoury aromas of pickles, asparagus and artichokes accompanied by a toasty bottom note and lightly smoked notes. This followed by aromas of aromatic herbs and white flowers, acacia, lemon verbena and honeysuckle.
After a while in the glass aromas of white flowers, lychees and pear emerge, accompanied by anisette notes.
When swirled in the glass, mineral and scrubland aromas emerge and hints of wild white flowers again come to the fore.
In short, it has a very complex, harmonious nose, with a wealth of aromas in which mineral, sweet and savoury notes are combined to make the wine even more original.
The palate shows power and structure, with an intensity and persistence which will not fail to impress, whilst the acidity harmonises and improves the mid-palate, also affording it length and continuity.
The finish again evokes the pickles and minerals, with a floral aftertaste.
The entry promises greater breadth and viscosity after further ageing in the bottle.