The concept behind Finca Constancia was innovative in Spain: the family wanted to create an integrated winery and vineyard similar to the traditional Châteaux in Bordeaux. The estate is located within the municipality of Otero in the province of Toledo and was purchased by González Byass in the year 2000. Following an extensive study of the soil and the climate, the vineyards were planted with indigenous and international varieties that are most suited to the local conditions. The winery is bordered to the north by the Sierra de Gredos and to the south by the Montes de Toledo, in the basins of the Tajo and Alberche rivers. Located just 90 Km from Madrid, the winery is in an ideal place for cultivating vines, where there is considerable potential to produce high quality wines.
This wine is made from Tempranillo grapes grown on plot 23, one of Finca Constancias most unusual plots The grapes were picked by hand and collected in small crates, Malolactic fermentation took place in new French and American oak barrels in which the wine was subsequently left to rest for six months taking on a subtle note of wood that defines the fruity character of this Tempranillo.
The bright cherry red colour with hints of purple is a reminder that this is a young wine Whilst not intensely coloured, the wine does show lightly tinted, substantial legs. The predominant aromas are fresh, of red fruits with hints of alcohol accompanied by toasty notes reminiscent of aromatic herbs, mint and liquorice. A pleasant and full bodied wine Its balanced acidity adds a touch of freshness that together with the soft, fully integrated tannins produce a long, elegant finish with hints of toffee.