Concentration and Mediterranean soul in a single vineyard “Super Blend”
Tempranillo with other varieties
Made using Tempranillo and other grape varieties grown in our estate surrounding the Benedictine Monastery, which vineyard was planted in 1985. The Mediterranean climate, low-yielding vines and calcareous gravel soils are an excellent combination to provide structure and complexity to this iconic wine.
Vinification and ageing
The proximity of the vineyard to the winery ensures we take extra good care of the grapes we use to produce our most iconic wine, which is named after our brand’s image.
After careful selection and vinification of the best grapes, the wine is aged for 18 months in new French-oak barrels and then for a further 6 months in 10,000-litre French-oak foudres in the Monastery’s winery, legacy of the Benedictine Order. We employ this method as the size of the foudres reduces the wine’s contact with the wood, allowing for longer ageing, reducing the tannins and toasty oak aromas. This mixed ageing process results in rounded tannins, greater complexity and flawless fruit flavours.
Bright, deep cherry-red and iris-purple on rim.
An uplifting aroma, dominated by black berry compote, liquorice and balsamic oak with spices and milky and roasted hints.
Complex, intense and structured, yet fresh right across the palate.
An iconic wine linked to our heritage, it is a versatile companion to beef steaks, stews and game, a nod to the hunting background of the Sanz-Pastor family, the estate’s last residents prior to Barón de Ley’s foundation.
Tim ATKIN MW
International Wine & Spirit Competition (London) - IWSC