Condado de Haza Crianza 2014
Alejandro Fernández - Condado de Haza Crianza 2014 (88 TSW)
from Grupo Pesquera
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark purple red color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries and plums, cedar, vanilla, tobacco and herbs.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with round and soft mouthfeel, medium acidity and ripe tannins and a recall of flavours. The finish is medium+ in length.
This prestigious estate is covered by a continuous expanse of around 200 hectares of prime Tempranillo vines. Alejandro Fernández’s vineyards have grown on the banks of the River Duero next to poplar and willow groves in a land that has become legendary, since 1987.
However, Alejandro had to wait until 1993 for the estate at Condado de Haza to be up and running and become totally self-sufficient, and for the whole winemaking process, from the vine to the bottle, to be carried out exclusively in the bodega.
To facilitate the winemaking process and perfect his wines, the bodega’s structure was designed by boring into a hillside in order for the ageing room, which hosts 3,000 new barrels and wine racks in a 200 m tunnel excavated at almost 30 m below the vineyard, to maintain the ideal natural temperature and humidity for storing wine.