Valley extending between the towns of Atauta y Peñalba de San Esteban, and sede del Rudeles. The vines are mostly to be found in the valley which links the two villages of Peñalba and Atauta.
This wine has been elaborated with grapes from the best qualitative small plots of less than one hectare which are located on a steep hill called“Las Comarcas”.
95% Tempranillo (70% from 10-year young vines and 30% from 90-year old vines) and 5% Garnacha old vines (100 years old) at 950 meters of altitude.
Alcohol level: 14,5% Acidity: 5,3g/l PH: 3,72
Manual picking on September 28th, and strict selection of the grapes both in the vineyard and in the cellar with a selection table. Fermentation was temperature controlled at 27°, 23 days of maceration. The grapes are destemed and the berries pressed for the alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, under controlled temperature, with regular remontages 2 or 3 times a week. The fermentation period was 6 days and 24 more days for maceration. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak.
14 months in French oak (2nd year), medium grain and medium toasted followed by 1 year minimum in bottle before being released on the market.
Rudeles Finca la Nación is a 100% tempranillo wine which displays an intense red cherry colour and garnet tinges. The attack on the palate is firm and rich, nice plum, cherry aromas, with chocolate, pepper and liquorice flavours. The acidity is well balanced and the oak, although noticeable, is nicely integrated giving an elegant and soft texture with silky tannins.