Thaler de Plata 2007

Garnacha 2007

Puntuación obtenida en 2.020

ORIGIN:

D.O.Ca. Rioja


TASTING:


In the glass, the wine displays a beautiful cherry red color with blue hues. It has a neat aroma where the red fruit prevails over  a menthol background. In the mouth it is friendly, with sweet tannin. It is a juicy, round wine that hides properly the alcoholic graduation. It is perfect to maridate with red meat or reallly acidic meals.
It should be served between 15 and 18ºC, noticing there are dregs in the bottom of the bottle, therefore it should be decanted before drinking.

THALER DE PLATA 2007 is a wine that ages in bottle, therefore it needs to be aerated two hours before consumed for a greater apreciation of its touches. This Riojas’ treasure has been discovered by those who dare to try unique wines of small wineries as ours, and what an unexpected gift has it been for them.It is mandatory to not be in a rush, to forget about the clock  in order to trully apreciate this wine as it changes throughout the bottle offering different sensations every sip you take.As we say here in the winery, this is a wine to take a seat for drinking it, ideal for relaxed lunchs or dinners.Despite we have presented this wine to various contests, it hasn’t obtained the results it deserves because of the way the wine is taste in this kind of competitions. it isn’t take into consideration the age of the wines and they are tasted as a crianza, reserva or a young wine. This is not any wine, this is a Thaler de Plata 2007 and that can’t be said easily.


GRAPES AND WINE PRODUCTION:

Thaler de Plata is elaborated with garnacha grapes from centenarian vineyards, at plots of land at 545 meters above the sea level, in La Rioja Alta by the Najerilla river basin.After a manual harvest of the grapes, they are destemmed and later fermented and macerated in a steel tank at a regulated temperatura for 17 days. After that the wine is moved to new barrels where a second fermentation is made. After that, the wine is removed from the barrels to get rid of any impurity that may have poured and could be responsible of negative hint.Barrels are cleaned and prepared to contain the wine for six months.After multiple wine tastes for several weeks appreciating the touches that the wood has been giving to the wine, we finnally decide to take the wine out of the barrel into a tank to settle. Nine months later, it is bottled without clarification nor filtration and the wine continues to rest in the bottle.Thaler de Plata has only been elaborated in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2015. This is so because solely in this years the ideal circumstances have occured. Attention has to be paid  to many facts as the year climatology, the vineyard, rainfall during haverst …



ANALISYS:

Alcoholic degree 14,5%
pH 3.33
Total acidity 7.9 gr./l
Sugar 0.4 gr./l