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Paso a Paso Organic Tempranillo

Paso a Paso means step-by-step and perfectly describes the meticulous attention that goes into crafting this range of wines from a large single estate vineyard the region of La Mancha, Finca Los Cruces. From hand-selecting the best vines growing in its famed sandy soil, to hand-harvesting followed by slow and gentle fermentations, no step of the process has been overlooked. This rigorous process results in an exquisite wine full of succulent fruit flavor and unparalleled elegance.

APPELLATION: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla
GRAPE VARIETAL: 100% Organic Tempranillo
VITICULTURE: Sourced from a certified organic block of the single estate vineyard site – Finca Los Cruces – that was planted in 1999. The goblet trained vines are managed with traditional dry farmed viticulture with minimal intervention and are harvested by hand.
ALTITUDE: 2,100-2,250 ft.

SOILS: Sandy iron rich soils intermixed with small stones and chalk. Very poor in organic matter. 5 feet beneath the surface is a layer of red clay.
CLIMATE: Continental. Large temperature swings between day and night. Precipitation is very rare. A very arid climate with rain exclusively falling at the end of fall and during the winter. More than 3,000 hours of sun per year.
HARVEST: Middle of September

WINEMAKING: The grapes are sorted meticulously at the winery and fermented in stainless steel tanks by indigenous yeast. Malolactic occurs in tank, and the wine is transferred to second and third vintage French oak barrels for aging.
AGING: 6 months in second and third vintage French oak Bordelaise and Burgundy barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
TASTING NOTES: Intense cherry color and hints of garnet. In the nose, it displays mature fruit with creamy hints of toasted oak. In the palate, it is fruity with sweet cherry compote and blueberry notes and licorice flavors. A long, silky finish.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH level: 3.56
Residual sugar: 2.42 g/L
Acidity: 5.36 g/L

UPC# 8 194510 0395 5
12pk/750ml