Variety: 100% Tempranillo.
Vineyard: Found in the defined “Golden Mile” of Rioja Alavesa, was planted on 2005 at an altitude of 690 m. High density plantation (4.800 plants/ Ha) has caused great rivalry among the plants, giving rise small bunches with small grapes of high quality. Limited yield to 3.900 kg/ Ha.
Elaboration: Hand harvest. Selection of grapes, destemmed and 7 days fermenting at low capacity tank (16.000 kg). Them, continuis the maceration with its own skins during 17 days. Malolactic fermentation finishes in new French oak barrel of 225 l (50%) and French oak bocoy of 500 l (50%).
Aging: 14 months in new French oak barrel where malolactic took place.
Refinement in bottle: Minimun 10 months.
Alcohol content: 14,5ºC.
Production: 8.213 bottles (750ml) and 455 Magnum bottles (1.500ml).
Recommendation: Consume at a temperature of 17ºC.
The ninth generation of the family linked to the winery wanted to offer the most discerning customers a uniqueproduct… hence the creation of IKUNUS.
It all started in 2005 with the planting of the vineyard which was to provide the fruit to make this wine.
It is the vineyard surrounding the winery, located at an altitude of 690 m. A native Tempranillo plant suited to the conditions of the estate was chosen. High density planting (4,800 plants per hectare) has caused great rivalry among the plants, giving rise to small bunches with small seeds of high quality.
At harvest time the best grapes are carefully and lovingly selected to produce a limited edition of approximately 12,180 750 ml bottles and 450 1,500 ml. units.
The vineyard, located at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria mountain range, was planted by the siblings IKer, UNax y USuri, hence its name.