Aged 12 months in new French (Allier) oak barrels
100% Mencía grapes from hundred-year-old vines
• 91 points, Wine Advocate 2011 (Hombros 2008)
• Peñín Guide 2012 (Hombros 2009)- 94 points
• Peñín Guide 2011 (Hombros 2008)- 93 points
Gold medal, Concurs Mondial Bruxelles 2012
The grapes used to make this wine are selected from the plots which make up the 27 hectares owned by the bodega, the majority of which are located on hillsides at an altitude of 600 metres above sea-level. At this elevation, the terroir presents traces of slate, clay, aluminium, an iron; all characteristically found in the region.
These vineyards, with an age range spanning 50 to 106 years, are subject to husbandry activities such as green harvesting an leaf thinning with the aim of increasing the potential of the grapes at the very top of the bunch, an area referred to as - ´los Hombros´- or the ´shoulders´, from where this magnificent wine gets its name.