“The blend of this entry-level red from Rioja changes with the year, and the 2016 Sela is 87% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano and 6% Garnacha, reflecting a cooler year. The aim here is to produce a delicate and pleasant wine to have by the glass or with starters. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels for 12 months. It’s young and fruit-driven, has good freshness and is easy to drink, with almost unnoticeable tannins.” - Luis GutierrezAn elegant, intense and fruit driven Rioja.
Sela, is their younger, entry level, Rioja and is Tempranillo dominated and completed with a little Graciano and Garnacha. Everything is very well integrated and the finish is satisfyingly persistent.
A wine that combines freshness and maturity it's versatile enough to match with roast beef, or spicy Indian dishes.
BLEND | 87% Tempranillo, 7% Garnacha & 6% Graciano
VINEYARDS | Low yielding vines of 15-30 years on limestone soils with chalk layers and poor in nutrients at 450-600 meters elevation in Haro.
WINEMAKING | Malolactic fermentation in French oak followed by 12 months aging in second and third-year-old French oak barrique.