Beronia Viñas Viejas is made from a selection of the best bunches of Tempranillo grapes grown in 50 year-old vineyards. Once they arrive at the winery, the grapes undergo cold pre-fermentation maceration for a few days, followed by alcoholic fermentation, during which the temperature is kept below 26ºC , with regular pumping over. This is followed by malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels, which helps retain the grapes’ varietal aromas in the wine and the desired colour to remain stable. The wine is subsequently aged for 7 months in new mixed oak barrels, made of American oak staves and French oak ends. Once bottled, it ages for a further 6 months prior to release.
Beronia Viñas Viejas 2016 is a deep black plum colour. It is attractive on the nose, displaying prominent aromas of red fruit such as plum, and sweet spice – vanilla – over a very pleasant background of roast coffee. The wine is fresh and balanced on the palate, with a good body. The most prominent flavours are of ripe fruit and roast coffee, with mild touches of cedar wood.
Serve at between 15ºC and 17ºC and pair with red meat, cheeses and Ibérico cured meats. Store in a cool place (14ºC max) and drink preferably by 2023.