Finca Martelo Reserva 2016
Vino que nace con el objetivo de extraer la esencia del terruño de la Rioja Alavesa. Solo se elabora en añadas que cumplen con los parámetros más exigentes del enólogo de la casa, Julio Sáenz: cosechas frescas, con taninos amables y maduraciones largas y equilibradas. Es el propio enólogo el que realiza la selección personal de las parcelas que forman parte de este vino en el que intevienen variedades tan dispares como la Tempranillo, la Mazuelo, la Garnacha e incluso la Viura en pequeñas proporciones.
Rabo de ternera estofado
El volumen y la carnosidad de Martelo se llevan de maravilla con la textura sabrosa de este guiso perfecto para los días fríos de invierno.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2016 Finca Martelo comes from one of the longest harvests in their history. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 6% other varieties, Mazuelo, Garnacha and even white Viura intermixed in the field with a south-facing slope on very white soils. The grapes were hand picked, destemmed and crushed, then put through a seven-day cold soak before fermenting (uncrushed) in stainless steel followed by malolactic that took 98 days. The wine matured in used oak barrels, 80% American and 20% French, for 24 months with four traditional rackings. This wine has a separate winery with smaller vats for each of the plots, and the wine was kept in vat for a further six months before it was bottled in June 2020. It has 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.57. It has a lively and young color and a very expressive nose (the cold soak and the semi-carbonic maceration), and there is a strong spiciness despite the fact they never use any new oak. It's mellow and round, with glossy tannins and a very gentle mouthfeel, with good complexity and those chalky tannins. This is a young and more modern wine than the range from la Rioja Alta. This is a wine that was developed between 2005 and 2012, and they saw the mix of barrels worked better than a single origin. 80,000 bottles produced.
Aromas of ripe dark fruit, walnuts, currant bush and bark. Medium-to full-bodied with creamy tannins and bright acidity. Polished and silky with mellow fruit character and a fresh, floral touch to it. Firm finish with notes of chocolate. Drink or hold.
Finca Martelo uses fruit from the oldest vines at Torre de Oña and is a blend of Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo. Sweetly wooded in American and 20% French oak, it's sweet, chalky and textured with the elegance of the 2016 vintage and a balsamic lift. 2022-26
Añadas: 2016 2015 2014
Gran vino. Especiado, frutal, largo.