Aromas of preserved red fruit, yoghurt, dried figs, vanilla, toffee and white chocolate. Very elegant contribution from the barrel-ageing with a nice balance between fruit and oak. Elegant, concentrated and long in the mouth.
The Finca Antigua vineyard is located at 900 metres above sea level, providing cool nights to temper the hot summer days. Soil is loamy, with a high limestone content giving extra definition to the wines. The vineyard is sub-divided into thirty plots, each planted to the most suitable variety. The Tempranillo comes from a parcel called Escalerillas, planted in 1990, and it was picked in the third week of September.
The must was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, with a sixteen-day maceration. The wine was aged for ten months in American oak barrels.
In 1998, Familia Martínez Bujanda decided to look for somewhere to build a new bodega. They settled on the best, highest-altitude area of La Mancha DO, and acquired a 1000 hectare estate, with 421 hectares under vine. Named after the old vines already growing there, Finca Antigua combines the latest technology and time-honoured winemaking traditions with stunning results.