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  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled lamb, roasted duck & grilled halloumi

The Story

At La Carbonera winery we produce Rioja Alavesa wines of the best quality in a landscape of 70 year old vines. The name of the winery comes from the iconic La Carbonera vineyard located in the municipality of Labastida. The word 'carbonera' brings to mind the coal stone and the mines dug under the earth. The logo is a testimony of the vineyard's past: the grapes used to be pressed using wooden presses.

The name Las Pisadas evokes the vinicultural traditions of Rioja Alavesa. Our ancestors carved stone presses, known as lagares, into the rocky slopes of the sierra where they pressed grapes harvested from wild vineyards. They left an indelible mark on the landscape that is now home to our winery.

Appellation: DOC Rioja

Grape variety: Tempranillo

Winemaking: Number of days of skin contact: 18 days / Type of fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature / Number of days of fermentation: 1 week approximately / Fermentation temperature: 26-28ºC

Ageing: 10 months in oak

Tasting notes: Opaque, dark cherry red. Exquisite fruit (raspberry jam) with delicate dried fruit notes (dates) and underlying spices (clove). Flavorful and warm in the mouth, with a sensual and very pleasant midpalate.

Serving suggestion: Perfect with charcoal-grilled red meat and Mediterranean stews. Great match for sheep cheese assortments and Ibérico cured meats. Serve at 15–16ºC.

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Wine Information

The 2016 vintage saw abundant rainfall early on in the year, followed by a dry, warm summer, which helped ensure perfectly healthy grapes. Rainfall in late September and early October benefitted the final stages of fruit maturation.

Alcohol level: 14,5% vol

pH: 3.66

Total acidity: 5.07 g/L (tartaric a.)

Residual sugar: 0.3 g/L

Ageing potential: 2-7 years

 

 

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Average Bottle Price

2020
13€

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Origin

Catalunya, Penedès

Grapes

100% Tempranillo

Drinking temperature

16-17C

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