Dominio de Es
Ungrafted ‘Grand Cru’ vines with north-eastern exposure, that develop their potential on sandy and calcareous terraces, protected by low stone walls. Thus, the inheritance is preserved and the Tinto Fino and Albillo grapes bring the specificity of their flavour.
La Diva has irrepressible personality, exceptional pedigree, a wine that will grow in the bottle thanks to its nature as a ‘Grand Cru’. With a reduced number of vines, nurtured to the extreme, the highly valued vines provide around 600 bottles per year. This is the natural consequence of growing this ‘rara avis’.
Grape harvest in 12 kg boxes on October 5.
Varietal content: Tinto Fino 83%, Albillo 17%.
Harvest: 100% destemming.
Fermentation in open wooden tanks for 20 days.
19 month crianza in Burgundy barrels of 2 wines.
La Diva 2016 has a 3.7 ph, a 4.7 acidity and 14ºC alcoholic content.
The vintage 2016 in Dominio de Es
Dominio de Es was characterized by its quality and quantity, something which had not been seen in the last 17 years. Bertrand, who comes from the French Loire, remembers the great 70, 82, 90 and 2009 vintages in the neighboring country.
It was a special vintage here in every sense. Rose bushes sprouted at the end of January in a winter which seemed to vanish. Very little cold weather in November, January and February, which gave way to late heavy, persistent snow falls, shaped the vintage.
Sprouting started on April 29 and flowering came in the mid June. However, we had a cold, dry summer with no rain in which temperatures reached extreme figures (3ºC at night on August 12).
The rain did not come until mid September, but the vines were kept balanced and alive. Besides, they produced abundant and quality grapes in a natural and spontaneous way.
This vintage, the cru gave 81% of Tinto Fino variety and 19% of Albillo variety.
The wine-making was carried out in a wood 1000-liter deposit for 18 days of maceration.
The wine has a 3,24 pH, a total acidity of 6,63gr and an alcoholic graduation of 14,5.
Year of vintage 2015
The harvest was early, on the 21st September, with low moon.
The wine, from calcareous origin, begins to take shape as a condense pure essence thanks to the long sunny and purified light days by the Soria summer air resulting in La
Diva 2015 wine, a great crystal cru wine with accurate silky tannins.
Production Dominio de Es La Diva 2015: 290 bottles.
Dominio de Es La Diva 2015: 98 points JAMES SUCKLING.
250 kg of Albillo and 710 kg. of Tinto Fino.
Dominio de Es La Diva was harvested on the morning of Sunday 28 September, with a low moon, with 13,7% alcohol, a pH of 3.3 and a total acidity of 5.05 g.
The fermentation lasted 12 days, reaching 28ºC and it was macerated for 17 days.
Year of vintage 2014
We noted cool temperatures and some rain in mid-September that recreated the ideal conditions for the vines to be rehydrated and leave behind the conditions of drought experienced in the leaf growth cycle of the plants.
The surface sands in which La Diva vines grow give off its aromatic ‘charme’, while the underground calcareous terrain provides its minerality and its broadness on the palate. Thus, La Diva once again demonstrates that it is a Grand Cru.
Production Dominio de Es La Diva 2014: 576 bottles, 6 magnums, 2 Jeroboams.
Dominio de Es 2014 La Diva. Parker 96.