AROMA: Complex, clean and fine. Most noticeable aretouches of red fruits, dairy (cream), and fine smoked aromas accompanied by notes reminiscent of liqueurs.
COLOUR: Well-covered, intense cherry, clean and translucent.
FLAVOUR: Flavoursome, full, well-constituted, with fine tannins. Fresh and pleasant as it passes over the tongue, leaving a fine, lactic and balsamic finish.
Casa Primicia Wineries' standard-bearer.
Tempranillo is the queen of our vineyards.
To pay our respects to her is an honour.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes selected from vineyards of about 35 years of age. Controlled fermentation at 28 to 30 degrees over 8 days. Underwent malolactic fermentation in eastern oak casks; transferred for ageing to American oak casks for 14 months. Subsequently, after light fining and filtration, was bottled and left to complete the rounding-out process.
|Casa Primicia, the oldest building in the town of Laguardia, is the place where, from the 15th century onwards, the Church used to collect tithes from its serfs, consisting of one tenth of the harvest, including grapes, and also the primicias.
Over five hundred years later, in 1973, Casa Primicia was showing signs of its great age. The time-worn wooden-framed roof was close to collapse, and the historic long cellars hadn't stored any wine for some time. A vine-grower from Laguardia, Julián Madrid, rescued this historic building, restoring the long cellars and making wine once more in the stone troughs. Through his pioneering spirit, Casa Primicia Wineries came into being.
Casa Primicia Wineries has harvested numerous awards at national and international level. In recent years, it's the only winery in Spain that can claim to have won the Grand Prix d'Honneur at the prestigious Bordeaux Fair in 1993 and the prize for Best European Wine at the 2002 Japan Wine Challenge in Tokyo.
In 2007 three of the winery's wines, Curium, Carravalseca and Primicia Reserve, made it over the 90-point bar in North American critic Robert Parker's famed list, in addition to the distinction conferred on Casa Primicia Wineries' wines each year in the main national and international magazines.