The Convento San Francisco winery only produces this unique wine in years when the harvest is exceptionally good. It is created using grapes from a selection of vineyards, chosen using rigorous criteria relating to their age, location and yield. The vines of between 23 and 102 years old, situated at between 760 and 970 meters above sea level in soil with sand, clay and limestone contents. Bunches were received at the winery on a vibrating sorting table table for bunch selection. Destemming at low revolution using a Teflon "tree and basket" system. Then, grapes were received on a Mistral vibrating table for grapes selection, which uses an air-jet sorting system to remove grapes of unsuitable size or weight. The processes of plunging the cap, pumping over and racking and return of the wine were constant throughout fermentation.
A wonderful expression of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon that is only produced in years when the Harvest is especially good. The wine is fermented in 90 percent new French Oak and 10 percent American oak for sixteen months; each barrel is sampled but only those displaying the finest characterisitcs are selected for bottling. Vibrant ruby-red in color with a violet rim, this wine has supple aromas of ripe forest fruit and spice with excellent minerality. On the palate, the Convento San Francisco Reserva Especial delivers a solid structure with smooth and elegant tannins.
Rich braises and hearty beef and lamb dishes complement the rich tannins and ripe forest fruits and spices in this very special wine.