Tempranillo grapes from the Rioja Alta region, in vineyards close to the village of Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron in the north-west of the region. There are three distinctly different types of soils in the vineyards here: claystone, stony and iron-clayish, providing grapes with plenty of character. About 5% of the blend is made up of the Mazuelo grape variety as is traditional in the region to add colour and structure. The hand-harvested grapes from old vines undergo a traditional fermentation followed by ageing; in oak barrel for a year and bottle for nine months. Fruit driven, with an almost New World style, red and black berries to the fore; the palate hints at fine pastries with notes of vanilla.