From six select vineyard plots, all nearing 100 years of age and some ungrafted vines. Careful harvest and berry selection, malolactic in new American oak followed by 15 months in new French oak. Pure concentration and oak/mineral spice retains elegance and focus, a wine of great breed and long future.
This red achieves elegance with power, a seamless, silky wine with harmonious blackberry, plum, licorice, mineral and floral notes supported by well-integrated tannins and framed with refined oak. Modern structure with distinctive flavors. Drink now through 2012.
Dominio de Tares was formed in 2000 by an enthusiastic group of local investors, leading a quality resurgence following years of neglect in the area. Given Bierzo’s ideal, fresh/mineral terroir and the old Mencía vines, quality at the highest level was an immediate possibility. Amancio Fernández, Bierzo native and one of Spain’s brightest young enologists, brought intimate knowledge of local viticulture to bear, working from the start with the area’s most serious growers in order to obtain the very best fruit.