El Cardenal 2017


To perpetuate the history of the Cisneros family in the heart of an authentic land.

85% Tempranillo - 10% Mazuelo - 5% Graciano
The unit


El Cardenal is a fine blend between the story of a man who became a winegrower going back to his roots and of a great and strong terroir. The one where his ancestors have been growing vines for several generations. By creating a collection of great wines, Laurent Cisneros shares his emotions and takes us on a trip to the delicacy of a tasty fruit and the strong character of a generous land. 

Tasting notes

Dark cherry red color, complex nose with aromas of cedar and red fruits. Beautiful silky balance with vanilla notes and a long and elegant finish.

Serving temperature : 16-18°C
Decant : No
Pair with : Pintxos, meat plancha, chocolate

Data sheet

Origin : Alta & Rioja Alavesa - Spain
Production : 4 800 bottles
Degree of alcohol : 14°
Soil : clay-limestone
Grape varieties : 80% Tempranillo - 10% Mazuelo - 5% Graciano
Harvest : Sorting at the plot and additional sorting on a table at the entrance of the vatting room
Wine-making process : Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks.
Aging : Aged 18 months - 50% in French oak barrels and 50% in American oak barrels. Then 12 months in bottle.
Allergens : Contains sulfites

Interdiction de vente de boissons alcooliques aux mineurs de moins de 18 ans. La preuve de majorité de l'acheteur est exigée au moment de la vente en ligne.
CODE DE LA SANTE PUBLIQUE, ART. L. 3342-1 et L. 3353-3
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé. Sachez consommer avec modération.