91% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 1% Mazuelo
This wine is only produced in the best years and is fruit of an exhaustive selection of the best Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo grapes. The grapes undergo cold maceration before fermentation in order to extract colour and aromas. Alcoholic fermentation is then carried out at controlled temperature of below 26ºC with periodic pumping over. The wine is then aged in a selection of the best 198 new mixed barrels with American staves and French tops for 24 months. The wine was bottled in September 2011 and will remain a minimum of 2 years in bottle before being released to the market.
Beronia 198 Barricas 2009 shows an intense deep cherry red colour with red brick tones. On the nose it is intense and spicy with notes of tobacco mixed with chocolate, nuts and dried fruits. On the palate it is balanced and elegant with mature fruit and reminders of chocolate and spices. The good structure and silky smooth finish stand out.
Perfect with red meats such as T-Bone steak and mature goats cheese. Serve between 15º and 17ºC. Recommended consumption now until 2020 if kept in optimum conditions.