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“The legendary ageing capacity of the great wines of Rioja Alta elevated to its maximum expression”. This is how Pantocrátor 2011 is defined, the most exceptional wine of Bodegas Tarón, which is already on the market with the aim of once again becoming one of the most spectacular wines of Rioja. It is a limited edition wine that is only produced in excellent vintages, such as 2011.
As the winery’s oenologist, Laura Manzanos, explains: “the 2011 vintage was the best in the last 16 years at Territorio Tarón. It was a hot year and one of the driest of the decade, leaving the vineyard with low yields and fair vegetation. The plant was able to regulate itself and produced small, concentrated clusters”.
Its name evokes one of the emblematic figures of Romanesque art, so present in the area where it is made. Its etymology is a declaration of intentions, as its meaning in Greek is “he who can do all things”. It is a wine with its own identity that reflects the work and essence of the Tarón Territory, made up of four villages: Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón, Sajazarra, Villaseca and Tirgo.
Pantocrátor 2011 is a single varietal Tempranillo with selected grapes from the best vineyards owned by the winery, with an average age of 50 years old and located in the shelter of the Obarenes Mountains. With vines planted in bush vines in clay-limestone soils, its fruit is harvested by hand practicing an environmentally friendly viticulture for quality wines.
Pantocrátor 2011 is a limited edition aged wine that is only produced in excellent vintages.
Its production process is slow and unhurried, following traditional methods. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks with a total of 18 days of maceration and daily punch-downs. It spends a full year in tank before being put into new American oak barrels for the first time, where it remains for 24 months. After that time, it rests in a steel tank to finish refining and be ready for bottling. Before being marketed, the wine rests for at least 6 years rounding off in the bottle.
At first sight it has a very high cherry red colour. A good glyceric density with a soft fall along the walls of the glass gives us an indication of its great volume. On the nose, its intense and concentrated aroma is intoxicating, with a predominance of very ripe fruit accompanied by toast and spices from the oak. On the palate it has light notes of eucalyptus, ripe fruit, red fruit compote and a characteristic mineral touch on the finish. It fills the palate with firm, elegant and silky tannins. The fruity and spicy sensation lingers over time. Despite its 11 years of barrel and bottle ageing, it is a well-balanced wine with extraordinary acidity and great liveliness.
PANTOCRÁTOR 2011 – BODEGAS TARÓN
In his short career, he has been awarded a Gold Bacchus medal at the XX Bacchus International Wine Competition. It also won a Silver Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), with 93 points, and another Silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), with 93 points. In addition, the critic James Suckling has awarded it 94 points.
Pantocrátor 2011 is now available in the Bodegas Tarón online shop at the price of 32,00 €.