60% Syrah and 40% Garnacha
Made from 25 year old Syrah and 35 year old Garnacha fruit that was hand harvested. Each variety was fermented and aged separately. The wine is made from only free-run juice and both varietals saw a short time in French oak barrels to add complexity and soften the tannin structure prior to blending.
Las Colinas del Ebro are a new line of wines inspired by the high altitude vines near the river Ebro, one of the great rivers of Europe and a profound influence on the landscape and history of northern Spain. Because of its strategic importance, the towns and hills of the Ebro staged the bloodiest battles of the Spanish civil war in the summer of 1938 and any visit to this region in southern Catalonia leaves one with an indelible sense of those tragic events. More cheerfully, this area is now a hot-spot for quality wine production and gastronomic creativity.
A light-bodied Spanish red blend that is a tad too acidic and unbalanced for my taste. There is a lingering, jalapeño-spicy finish.