A stunning, single-vineyard Rioja which comes from a new property shaking up the scene in Spain. The vineyard is ancient, first planted in the 17th century, but the winemaking is modern thanks to the talent of Jesus Madrazo who left famous Contino to make El Sacramento.
The 2014 fully displays the potential of this superb vineyard in Alavesa. All the grapes are hand-picked and the wine is aged in new, French oak barrels for 17 months before bottling. A beautifully crafted blend of tempranillo and 8% graciano, this is exotic and smoky, full-bodied yet elegant.