Pontac de Portiles 2012
90% Tempranillo y 10% Garnacha.
TYPE OF SOIL:
Limestone with iron influence.
Cherry to Violet colour of great intensity.
Aromas of ripe black fruit with integrated fine oak, with nuances of violets, jasmine, cloves, pepper & vanilla. Secondary complex aromas of high roast coffee, toffee, menthol, earthy scrub land & leather.
Powerful yet elegant, very well structured with depth where the same black fruit characteristics are evident as on the nose, enhanced by chocolate, toffee & coffee flavours. It has a very long silky finish and a long cellar ageing potential.
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Grapes sourced from The Portiles centenarian single vineyard slope, found in the defined “Golden Mile” of Rioja Alavesa.
Meticulous Micro-vinification with use of indigenous yeast, in 500 to 600 litre barrels called Bocoyes with absolute control of all the elaboration parameters.
Aged in new French barrells, that are specially selected after innumerable tests, 2 Radoux blend, Demptos & Berthomieu, for almost 20 months.
Fine-tuned in bottle so that it obtains a pure concentration of aromas and flavours with an absolute integration of all the components.
Tim Atkin 92
Wine Advocate/Parker 93
Jancis Robinson 17
Guía Gourmet 97