Ermita Santa Bárbara 2018
There’s an evolution toward more freshness and balance…The nose combines ripe berries and spices, a touch of smoke and earth, and the palate is full-bodied, juicy, voluptuous and generous with a slightly warm finish.
Luís Gutierrez, Robertparker.com
La Ermita de Santa Bárbara is a single vineyard of old bush vines next to the Virgin of Santa Barbara Hermitage in the municipality of Tabuenca, D.O. Campo de Borja. The grapes from the old vines create concentrated flavors and aromas. We ferment this wine very delicately with very gentle extraction to add finesse and delicate red fruit. We treat it like it were grand cru. Aromas and flavors of sweet plums gently wrapped in tobacco leaves, cedar, chocolate with a hint of vanilla and white pepper. Intensely pleasurable on its own or paired with grilled vegetables and baked or roasted potatoes.