This wine hails from amore obscure area in Northern Spain, Carinena. Winemaking in the area dates back to at least Roman times, and records from that era confirm that locals drank Carinena wines mixed with honey. Many other historical records attest to the quality of the wines from Carinena; King Ferdinand I of Aragon listed it as his preferred wine above all others and the French philosopher Voltaire thought it heavenly. Wine has long been the economic mainstay of the region and a source of great pride and renown.
The majority of Carinena's vineyards are located at relatively high altitudes, between 1312ft and 2625ft (400-800m). They are scattered along the plains of the Ebro River, extending all the way up to the slopes of the Sierra de Algairén mountain range to the west.
This is a bright ruby red wine, with a deep color. It has aromas of ripe forest fruits and a hint of black pepper. The palate is dense and rich, highlighting the fruity flavors and filling the palate with subtle, smooth tannins