AROMA: Full, rich nose. Mature cherry, small fruitsof the forest with notes of confit and spicy touches.
COLOUR: Dark cherry red with purple edges, well covered.
FLAVOUR: Smooth entry, well structured and meaty. Balanced, and the finish lingers for a very long time.
The impetus which a new arrival brings with him and wisdom as old as the hills are brought together in this unique wine.
|Wine maker notes
|Selected fruits from our vineyards with an average age of 80, after close observation during ripening, were hand picked into 15 kg boxes. Once in the winery and after being put on the table where the condition of the fruit is checked manually, the grapes, now crushed, underwent carefully controlled alcoholic fermentation in tanks. At the end of alcoholic fermentation the wine was transferred to French oak casks to undergo malolactic fermentation. Afterwards it remained in Hungarian oak casks for 18 months before bottling.
|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.