FINCA RÍO NEGRO
Finca Río Negro 5th Year
FINCA RÍO NEGRO 5th YEAR
FRN 5th Year is considered Finca Río Negro’s “prize” wine – a wine for aging that requires a long and careful preparation of at least 5 years and is designed to continue improving in the bottle for many years to come.
This wine is made exclusively with grapes from the best plots of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties of our vineyard, varieties which, given their very nature, produce wines with an extraordinary aging capacity.
Varieties: 70% Tempranillo / 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest: 2 to 10 October
Plots: Plot 8 and Plot 9.
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels of 5,000 litres
Aging: 20 months in new barrels – French oak (85%) and American oak (15%).
Alcohol: 14% Vol.
PH / acidity: 3.70 / 5.0 g / L ac. tartaric
Residual sugar: 1.9 g / L
An extraordinarily complex, balanced and elegant wine.
The nose is opulent, complex and intense, with black fruits predominating, well coupled with notes of new wood, both spicy and balsamic. The palate is powerful, fleshy and very persistent, but at the same time balanced and very polished, with silky tannin and a long aftertaste.
A year that was more rainy than usual with 620 mm. There were rains during the month of June and some storms in the month of July that contained temperatures. These rains featured again at the beginning of September, helping to moderate temperatures due to skies being overcast for more hours than was usual. The ripening and the harvest were prolonged, causing the maturity process to be extended, with a paused rhythm, achieving good phenol maturity in the red grapes, resulting in a good harvest in terms of quality and average in quantity.