Paso a Paso 2015

100% Tempranillo            

Wine from Tierra de Castilla

Vintage:  Thanks to the clay soils and altitude of our vineyards, the scarce rains and higher temperatures than normal during July a difficult year was forecast which meant the care and monitoring of the vineyards were maximised.

Fortunately the temperature range in August and September was more marked helping ripening reach its phenolic optimal, giving another year of high quality.

Vineyard: Finca las Cruces vineyard planted in 1970 in one of the highest areas of Castilla la Mancha, reaching between 650 and 700 metres altitude. Lime soil to a depth of a metre, under which we find red clay.

Production:  Tasting of the grapes and ripening tested before the harvest. Picking takes place towards the end of September. Native yeasts, fermentation in vats, malolactic fermentation in steel vats followed by six months in French barrels.

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R.Parker Wine Advocate: 88 points Paso a Paso Tempranillo 2015
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Wine from Tierra de Castilla

From North to South, and East to West, Castile – La Mancha is the great wine region, par excellence. Some of its areas have been called “the winery of Europe”, and the quality of its wines is universally recognized, both for its wines made from indigenous grape varieties as well as from foreign vines that have acclimated exceptionally to the area. Today, the wines of Tierra de Castilla compete with an advantage with wines from Chile or Australia, among others.

The varieties of white grapes cultivated are: Airén, Albillo Real, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Macebo (or Viura), Malvar, Malvasía Aromática, Marisancho (or Pardillo), Merseguera, Moscatel de grano menudo and Moscatel de Alejandría (both of the Muscat family), Parellada, Pedro Ximénez, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontés, Verdejo, Verdoncho, and Viongier. Among the reds: Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Coloraillo, Forcallat tinta, Garnacha tinta (Grenache), Garnacha tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), Graciano, Malbec, Mazuela (Garignan), Mencia, Merlot, Monsastrell (Mourvèdre), Moravia agria, Moravia dulce (or Crujidera), Petit Verdot, Pinot Nior, Prieto Picudo, Rojal tinta, Syrah, Tempranillo (or Cencibel), Tinto de la pompano blanca, and Tinto Velasco (or Frasco).

Castile – La Mancha has five provinces, in each of which, with different climates and terrains, the different varieties of grapes are grown. Profoundly rooted in the lives of its inhabitants, the wine growing areas have developed a culture around wine, which you can discover in each of its wineries and the towns in which they are located. The extensive modernization adapted from the last third of the 20th century has generated more than six hundred labels marketed under the D.O. Tierra de Castilla, with exceptional qualities in each of its varieties.