Cerro la Isa Viñedo Singular Tinto 2018
Este monovarietal de Garnacha procede de un viñedo centenario del Alto Najerilla, que cuenta con la característica de ser el de mayor pendiente de Rioja. Con uno de los climas más frescos de la denominación y una crianza en barrica francesa de 18 meses transmite unos aromas de carácter frutal y unos taninos sedosos y muy elegantes.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
There is a very young and at this moment quite oaky red from the same vineyard that produced a white from a mix of grapes. For the 2018 Cerro La Isa Viñedo Singular Garnacha, Sancha used the red Garnacha grown on the steep slopes at 700 meters in altitude and fermented the grapes destemmed in new oak barrels with indigenous yeasts. I don't really think new oak is the best for Garnacha, despite which, this is rather aromatic and elegant, but it will take time to digest the 18 months in those new 500-liter French oak barrels. I can only dream of what would have been if this wine's élevage had been in a more neutral vessel, as this is terribly aromatic and captivating already. The tannins in the palate will need a couple of years in bottle. 1,200 bottles were filled in July 2020.
Lighter in colour and structure than the maiden 2017 Viñedo Singular release, this pure Garnacha hails from a vineyard planted at an extreme 700 metres in 1906. Floral, refined and showing aromas and flavours that are almost Pinot Noir like, this is fresh and tangy, with nuanced oak and raspberry, red cherry and strawberry fruit. 2022-30