Casa Rojo Alexander VS The Ham Factory
A thoroughbred Tempranillo with oaked, intense and concentrated flavours. The Alexander VS The Ham Factory project is a masterpiece born from the union of two families, Casa Rojo and the Miguel Sanz brothers. The project unites tradition with modernity out of a unique terroir, presenting the world with a new way of understanding this prestigious Denomination of Origin: Ribera del Duero.
"Alexander Vs The Ham Factory is our masterpiece, a parody of real life, how a living being has been strengthened after a loss." Said Casa Rojo in reference to an analogy of how the vines are pruned back to leave only a few bunches per vine so that they become stronger and more luscious in the wine making process.
Grape varietal & region: Born from the finest and carefully selected vineyards in Aranda de Duero, this wine is a true reflection of the viticulture and style of Ribera del Duero. The vineyards are exposed to extreme weather as they're located 900 meters above sea level. They possess vines with an average age of 25 years and a soil composition that is essentially calcareous clay. The wine comprises a blend of 85% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 5% Merlot.
Taste profile: Deep carmine-red colour with violet hues. Exceptional and elegant. Intense aromas of red and black fruit compote with subtle touches of vanilla and oak spices from barrel ageing. The luscious and powerful palate is a kaleidoscope of roasted mocha, spiced blackcurrant, ripe raspberry, liquorice, vanilla and mulberry flavours. Full-bodied with a structured mouthfeel, well-integrated tannins and a long finish with soft notes of oak and cocoa.
Winemaking process: The grapes are manually harvested for optimal maturation stages. The grapes ferment in stainless steel tanks that they enter by gravity without being crushed beforehand. Ages for 12 months in French oak barrels (225L) made from 150-year-old trees, then refined in bottle for 6 months. A unique and masterfully made full-bodied red that will only get better with age.
Fun Fact: Alexander VS The Ham Factory by Casa Rojo won the International Award for Best Design, Branding and Communication for the wine label's daring and original design.