About: named after the tool Raúl uses to measure the diameter of trees in his day job. This is a powerful and complex red from granite soils, made in open oak barrels and bottled early to capture the fruit freshness, only 500 bottles.
Discontinued in 2019.
Location: Navarredondilla (Ávila).
Size: 1 hectare.
Age: planted around 1940.
Soils: granite sands and granite mother rock a few centimetres from the surface.
Exposition: hillside with south orientation.
Average yield hl/ha: 10.
Climate: continental, hot summers, dry.
Hand harvested. De-stemmed and put in open oak barrels to ferment by indigenous yeasts, with a light, occasional remontage with no correction or adding. It’s pressed off the skins after one week and put back into barrel to finish fermentation which usually lasts for a month. Depending on the vintage, there’s some whole berry, some whole bunch. Bottled in February without filtering or stabilisation. So it’s usual and normal, during bottle life that some precipitations occur.
Vintage notes 2018
Date Harvested: first week in September.
Bottles produced: 500.
Date bottled: February 2019.
Alcohol %: 15.5.
SO2 Total mg/l: < 5.