The name is inspired by the word “virtue”, and the product speaks for itself. It is a synonym for power, force, effectiveness, strength. By giving priority to the unique properties of the grape over its ageing process and giving a voice to its essence, we have been able to make a balanced, complex and velvety wine, with an intense nose. It is a wine based on the organic red grape variety, supported by the manual work of green pruning, leaf removal and thinning of grape clusters. We seek the toasty, smoky and spicy notes to surround and support the expression of the variety.
Variety: 100% tempranillo grape, from vines that are more than 60 years old.
Location: Sunny slopes in La Horra and Hontoria de Valdearados, at an altitude of 850 m.
Soil: Loamy texture, chalky soil with some gravel.
HARVEST AND FERMENTATION
Harvested by hand in 18 kg crates.
Selection of stalks and grapes.
Alcoholic fermentation: plot by plot vinification, in small stainless-steel tanks.
Gentle extraction using the bazuqueo technique.
Malolactic élevage in French oak barrels.
24-month maturation on fine lees, in the same barrels.