Pulchrum Crespiello 2012

Pulchrum Crespiello 2012

Limited Edition

Made from the native variety Vidadillo de Almonacid, known as Crespiello in the 12th century, which comes from a vineyard planted in 1900, on very chalky soil. It was one of the first plantations grafted after the phylloxera, and the only one that remains standing from that period. In other words, it comes from a very old variety and from one of the oldest vineyards in Aragon.

The wine was gently micro-oxygenated during 2013. Subsequently, it was aged in 300 L fine grain French oak barrels for 30 months. Subsequently, it was aged in 400 L second-use barrels.

1500 L of the best barrels were selected and 2102 bottles were bottled in June 2017.

and honours
Parker (2018)
Peñin Guide (2016)

Golden Zarcillo Award 2021

Golden Zarcillo Award 2018

Technical Sheet

Type of wine Tinto, larga crianza
D.O. Cariñena
Winery Almonacid de la Sierra (Zaragoza)
Vineyard Mendoza
Age of the vineyard Planted in 1900. 
Soil Chalky, stony
Altitude 500 metres
Surface area 2,2 Has
Productive vines 3.500
Foot Rupestris
Variety Vidadillo (Crespiello)
Water regime Dry farming – rainfed crop
Yield 1.2 Kg/vine
Harvest date 
When tannins are ripe
Oenologist José Pascual Gracia Romeo

"Leave it in the decanter for 30 minutes, for it to open, so it is not reduced or closed. It is a tannic variety. It is better to explain the history of the wine, have a normal tasting session, and let people talk, and you’ll see how the glasses are soon emptied"
José Pascual Gracia

Prior preparation for good grape ripening

Before veraison, the potential production is evaluated, and the approximate canopy surface area is measured, the appropriate amount of produce to be left is calculated, and clusters are removed, as soon as the tempranillo starts to change colour. This allows the grape to reach a good level of phenolic ripening.