The 2016 vintage was marked by a mild, rainy winter with few extreme frosts. It was accompanied by a spring with abundant rainfall at the beginning and very dry at the end. An early start to the summer accelerated flowering from the end of June and we soon saw the first bunches appear. In the first days of September the plants coped well with the high temperatures thanks to the spring water reserves. The lack of rain in the last few months and the high average temperatures during the ripening cycle reinforced the lower yields.
The harvest began on 11 October and ended on 30 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were harvested in a planned manner and without incident, with a high quality of the raw material and the excellent health of the grapes.
COLOUR Cherry red cherry colour with violet reflections.
AROMA Finesse and harmony on the nose with a predominance of black fruit, hints of cocoa, liquorice with a mineral background from the chalky rock on which the Bodegas Bohórquez vineyards in the Páramo de Pesquera sit.
TASTE Sweet character, round, with enveloping and balanced tannins, showing good acidity. Recognisable character and style of Bodegas Bohórquez.
FOOD PAIRING Grilled meats, Iberian pork cheeks, lamb with thyme and rice with vegetables.
88% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot
From our own vineyards, located in the Páramo de Pesquera de Duero, aged 25 years.
Harvested by hand in small 15 kg boxes, we carefully inspect the grapes, bunch by bunch, on a selection table.
AGED FOR 12 MONTHS. 80% French oak and 20% American oak.
Production: 28.545 bottles. Bottling: 30 August 2018