Casa Rojo The Invisible Man 2016
Casa Rojo The Invisible Man, with its creative spirit, artistic label and witty name is everything but invisible. This fruit-driven and fresh Tempranillo blend, created with an almost New World style, is a pure and expressive reflection of the Rioja Alta region.
Intense cherry red colour with violet hues. The bouquet offers distinct notes of Tempranillo with wild red cherry, plenty of plum, blackberries and blueberries at the fore. There’s also a hint of floral violets, white pepper and warm vanilla spice in the aromatic nose. Elegant and delicate, discreet and friendly. The palate has pleasant flavours of raspberry and strawberry, sweet pastries with cocoa, subtle warm spices reminiscent of vanilla and white pepper. Well-structured in the mouth with sweet, soft tannins and a juicy acidity. The medium finish is round, fresh and possesses even more wild red fruit.
Fun Fact: Tempranillo is a dominant red grape in Rioja and its name comes from the Spanish temprano, meaning “early”, which is fitting as it ripens earlier than other native grapes in Spain.
Casa Rojo’s El Hombre Invisible comprises a blend of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo. The grapes are grown on old vines planted in chalk, iron and clay soils on the hillsides of Rioja Alta, in vineyards close to the village of Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron in the north-west of the region. The three different types of soil and influence from the Atlantic Ocean provides the grapes with plenty of character. About 5% of Mazuelo is added to the Tempranillo dominant blend in order to add colour and structure to the wine. The manually harvested grapes undergo a traditional fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (28°C). Followed by ageing in French oak barrels (225 and 500 litres) for a year and in bottle for 9 months.
Top Tip: Let The Invisible Man breathe for 1–2 hours before serving.
* 1.5 L is available, please check with us for more details.