Winery Arts Exclusive No. 9 Vino de la Tierra de Ribera del Queiles, Spain 2009
- Producer: Winery Arts
- Region: Ribera del Queiles VT
- Country: Navarra, Spain
- Grape: Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc
- Size: 750 ml
- Type: Red
- Awards: Silver Medal
Number 9 is considered by various cultures to be the number of supreme wisdom. The number 9 represents the ternary triangle: the corporal, the intellectual and the spiritual.
With this idea of 'completeness', three dimensions which can reach perfection when united, although each one on its own forms part of the whole, Winery Arts presents its innovative “Number nine” ('Número Nueve') collection.
Comprising three wines with each one having its own particular symbolism: Tres al cuadrado (3 squared) represents the physical world; Seis al Revés (6 inverted), the power of thought; and Número Nueve (number 9), the transcendental; three singular wines made with consummate care, sourced from selected vines in old, low-yielding vineyards (around 1,500 kg/ha), which grow on steeply-sloping hillsides at the foot of the Moncayo mountain, difficult slopes to cultivate but where vineyards manage to withstand the passing of centuries.
'Número Nueve' represents the world of the transcendental and completes the trilogy, offering a complex, subtle wine, showing great persistence, and with well-ripened, almost preserve-like, fruit very much to the fore.
The wine is a dark cherry-red colour and very dense, with purplish hues on the rim. The nose is complex and subtle, with aromas of very ripe black fruit, almost jammy, as well as spicy, coffee and scrubland notes. Generous, structured and lengthy on the palate, with ripe tannins and considerable persistence, all its aromatic complexity reappears via the retronasal passage.
Aged for over 16 months in new French oak barrels.