Cantariña 1 La Tintorera 2016

“La Tintorera” comes from the grapes of a very small plot close to 1/3 of Ha within Viña de los Pinos that our grandfather planted with Alicante Bouschet to colour the Mencía wines… With time, this variety more appropriate of Mediterranean climates has perfectly adapted to Bierzo where it shows a more perfumed and fresh face. Bordering with Camino de la Virgen, its vines taint the landscape burgundy and red after the harvest season. They are stubborn and strong, slow maturing and require an important effort in the pruning to achieve the right balance between the fragrance and acidity of the variety. We keep a special cherish for this vineyard and the wine it yields since it was the origin of the precious adventure we are living in Cantariña. That is the reason it deserves to wear the number 1 among our wines.

  • Technical information
    • Site: La Garnacha (Viña de los Pinos)
    • Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet) with small % of other varieties
    • Soil: Clay and limestone
    • Orientation: South
    • Altitude: 550 m.
    • 12 months in 500 and 225 litres new French oak casks, 36 months in bottle before release
    • alc. by Vol: 12.5º
    • 1,500 bottles
    • 91 Robert Parker

Tasting Notes

Attractive dark colour, deep reddish purple characteristic of Alicante Bouschet, with a hint of black berries and garden, lemon pears and ink, it presents an acute fruity tone and due to its low alcohol content it is an easy drinking wine despite its complexity and delicacy. Ideal for starters, shared tapas and informal friendly gatherings.