89% Tempranillo, 11% Graciano from sustainable vineyards, crianza of 12 months in used oak. The vines were ‘tutored’ on poles for their first 12 years, then released to be true bush-vines trained ‘en vaso’. The name is not a Rioja reference: Sela is named for the Scandinavian village where owner Mario Rottlant goes for ski holidays.
Berry-bright, fresh and foresty with raspberry and blackberry, herbs, foresty undergrowth and creamy oak, it’s a mid-weight charmer. A bit of fruit volume to get things going on entry, with really good snap and crunch to finish. In between, wild berries, neat oak, plenty of spice; fresh and tasty.