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
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