Dominio de Es
Viñas Viejas de Soria
A distinguished, refined red wine, from the quality of a group of plots considered ‘Premier Cru’, with pre-phylloxera vines that are cultivated of ecologically.
The grapes are turned into wine with their stems and with a high percentage of Albillo, while the wine is aged in used Burgundian barrels for 18 months for an average production of 5.000 bottles.
Harvest in 12 kg boxes from October 18 until October 22.
Grape variety: Tinto fino 95%, Albillo 5%.
Harvest: 28% whole bunches, 72% destemming.
Fermentation in open wooden tanks for 22 days.
15 month crianza in Burgundy barrels and 12.5 % new.
Dominio de Es 2016 Viñas Viejas from Soria has a 3.75 ph, a 4.43 acidity and 14º alcohol 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.
Variety: Tinto Fino 90%, Albillo 10%.
The bunches of grapes were put into barrels with the 38% of full bunches and 62% stalking. They fermented in open wood deposits and they macerated for 19 days.
Ageing for 20 months in burgundy barrels of two or three wines (DRC).
The wine has a 3,63 pH, a total acidity of 5,05gr and an alcoholic graduation of 14,5.
Year of vintage 2015
The harvest took place on the 27th September and on the 1st and the 4th October, under an ascending moon.
The year 2015 saw summer with high temperatures and bright sunny days sweetened by well-disperses rainy days on the Soria land.
Despite the summer extreme weather conditions, the vineyard fruit had ripened smoothly. Spring frosts decreased the grape volume in the vineyard and improved the grain ripening, an important clue in the Dominio de Es 2015 wines.
A full mature wine introducing an adult profile, refined in spite of its youth. Refined for the senses, first-class when tasting. Fair acidity gives a noticeable sharpeness, keeping great accuracy. Fine balance and delicate wine.
Production Dominio de Es Viñas Viejas de Soria 2015: 3990 bottles.
Dominio de Es Viñas Viejas de Soria 2015: 94 points JAMES SUCKLING.
Variety: Tinto Fino 95%, Albillo 5%.
Dominio de Es was fermented with 50% stems for 17 days at temperatures between 18°C and 26°C at the end of fermentation, with only one 1 pigeage. Ageing for 20 months 100% in two wine barrels (origin Romanée Conti).
The wine has a ph of 3.63, a total acidity of 5.05 and an alcoholic graduation of 14.6.
Year of vintage 2014
Dominio de Es Viñas Viejas de Soria was harvested from 1 to 13 October.
The moderate temperatures during the summer enabled the vines to avoid dehydration due to the drought that persisted during the year. Some rains in the fortnight prior to harvest established the perfect conditions for the ripening of the fruit.
Dominio de Es Viñas Viejas de Soria is the result of seventeen successive harvests and unique strains of ungrafted root stock from Soria. As a consequence, the wine obtains a vitality worthy of savouring, with which to enjoy its inherited singularity.
Production Dominio de Es. Viñas Viejas de Soria: 3.254 bottles, 12 magnums, 2 Jeroboams.
Dominio de Es 2014 Viñas Viejas de Soria. Parker 94.