At Legaris, wines are made with calm, and we'd like you to enjoy them in the same way, without rushing. Calmo Legaris is the most genuine and authentic interpretation of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) made in the Ribera del Duero. It is only made in exceptional vintages, when the grapes that come from four different geographic areas are of extraordinary quality. Only in these very special years do we produce Calmo, an elegant wine worthy of pairing with the most delicious dishes and gracing the finest tables. A wine that is made with calm, it should be enjoyed in a leisurely manner, allowing all its elegance and greatness to be truely appreciated.
Bright, dark-cherry red with bluish hues.
The tasting of Legaris Calmo has two stages. At the beginning there is an explosion of ripe, flavour some dark fruit, perfumed and clean. It is very well-balanced and long in the mouth. When it has been in the glass for a while and it has opened up, all its nuances are fully expressed. The fruit is still there but now integrated with the aromas from the carefully-chosen barrels.
The tannins are silky. Calmo Legaris is enveloping, elegant, suggestive, velvety, persistent and seductive.
Legaris is one of the D.O. Ribera del Duero's flagship wineries. An innovative winery, it offers boutique, artisan wines made in a modern way. Legaris lies in a privileged location, enjoying the D.O. Ribera del Duero's unique and exclusive climate. The origin of its wines, the great wealth and variety of its soils, high quality raw materials and very careful winemaking combine to ensure that the wines from Legaris express and extol the unique character of the area.
Calmo Legaris is a night free-run wine.
Calmo Legaris is a night free-run wine. But we will start at the beginning. It comes from a painstaking selection of small vineyards in four municipalities: Boada de Roa, in Burgos, and Peñafiel, Curiel del Duero and Pesquera de Duero, in the province of Valladolid. We pick the grapes by hand when they are very ripe and we subject them toi a cold soak for a week. Alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts took place in small tapered tanks, with frequent manual punch downs.
After each day of harvest, the little wine left in the best tanks that are racked that day is allowed to drain by gravity through the paste overnight. This is the free–run wine. We leave the stopcock open all night, and the wine is collected in a container. Before leaving Legaris we check that everything is working properly, turn off the lights and close the winery. The following morning, the collected wine is put in a barrel where the source tank is identified. The wine stays in the same barrel throughout its oak ageing phase.
Malolactic fermentation takes place separately in new French oak barrels from four different coopers and their subsequent barrel ageing lasts 21 months. After ageing, the final blend of is carried out. This year it was eight barrels, seeking the best expression of our 2014 Tempranillo. Calmo Legaris does not see the light every year; only on those when final quality and bottleageing capacity are truly exceptional. The 2014 vintage of Legaris Calmo was bottled without fining or filtering on 23 March 2017 and consists of 1,700 numbered bottles.
This wine was made exclusively with Tinta Fina grapes from a meticulous selection of small plots in four different municipalities.
This wine was made exclusively with Tinta Fina grapes from a meticulous selection of small plots in four different municipalities, located in two provinces: Boada de Roa, in the province of Burgos, and Peñafiel, Curiel del Duero and Pesquera de Duero, in the province of Valladolid. Espalier-trained vines planted in clay soils at an altitude of 830 m, whose grapes give structure and depth to wine. Espalier-trained vines at altitudes between 750 and 860 m, whose gravelly soils provide freshness and elegance.