Monday, March 5, 2012
ART IN THE AGEING ROOM
Today we will show you the Aging Room.
The barrels are French and American oak. This room is underground so that keeps the best temperature for the wine.
They are piled up in the traditional way with wood wedges and as a curiosity, you can see a small hole in the front part of the barrel.
That is to decant (change the wine from one barrel to another) the wine in the traditional way as well. Each 6 months we do this process in Bodegas Santalba and in another post we will explain you these kinds of peculiar methods that we practice in our winery. That is the difference in Bodegas Santalba, the quality is very important for us, so we care all the details that make the wine better.
Also you can show this glass in the aging room,
It has a special meaning, the development that the wine is having during its life.
Firstly you can see a grape, that is the beginning … The Tempranillo grape, the most typical grape variety in our region, D.O.Ca. Rioja.
From that grape we obtain the young wines with its typical colour, violet, purple…
After that, when the time goes by, the wines in the ageing process have a different colour, red and ruby.
Finally, the wines with a long ageing process have a russet colour and you can show it in the outer part.