This wine represents the visionary world of Bodegas Félix Callejo's, where tradition meets innovation, crafting wines that push boundaries and redefine excellence. A vibrant red hue, ripe fruit, and aromatic nuances beckon from Ribera del Duero.
The wine displays a vibrant red hue with a garnet edge. The aroma is rich and pronounced, revealing ripe fruit, blueberry, spicy notes, rosemary, clove, balsamic, ink, and smooth oak. The palate is robust and flavorful, with fruitful impressions and aromatic nuances, accompanied by elements of chocolate, mature tannins, and a long-lasting finish.
Set in the heart of Ribera del Duero wine region, Bodegas Félix Callejo is a family-run vineyard renowned for its innovative approach and dedication to quality. Established in 1989 by the visionary Félix Callejo, the winery has carved its own niche in the world of Spanish wine, driven by a commitment to expressing the unique terroir of the region and crafting wines that reflect the Callejo family's deep-rooted passion for the land.
Félix Callejo grew up surrounded by the world of wine. His grandfather was a bulk wine merchant, and from a young age, he was deeply involved in the secrets of winemaking. This early exposure instilled in him a profound respect for tradition and a deep understanding of the land. However, Félix was also a man of forward-thinking. He recognized the potential of Ribera del Duero to produce wines that could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the finest in the world, and he was determined to push the boundaries of what was possible.
Félix Callejo founded his own winery with a clear vision: to make wines that were true expressions of the Ribera del Duero terroir, crafted with meticulous attention to detail and a focus on quality. He broke away from traditional methods, experimenting with new grape varieties like Albillo and innovative winemaking techniques. This spirit of experimentation continues to define Bodegas Félix Callejo today, as the winery's talented team, led by Félix's children, Noelia and José Félix, continues to push the boundaries of what Ribera del Duero wines can attain.
Harvesting is done manually using small boxes, followed by two sorting tables. The gravity system is employed for processing. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak barrels, and the wine undergoes 15 months of aging in these barrels.
Pair it with classic Spanish cuisine, cured meats, or dishes featuring a tomato-based sauce.
The recommended temperature for optimal tasting is 17 degrees Celsius.
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