VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA 2018
|VINEYARDS||Tempranillo (50%), Garnacha (45%) and Maturana Tinta (5%) grapes from 30 year old vines planted in the hills of the Ebro river valley. Tempranillo vineyards are in the high foot hills of the Sierra de Cantabria and the Garnacha ones in the Najerilla river valley, at the foot hills of the Sierra de la Demanda.|
|HARVEST:||The grapes were handpicked in 200 kg crates and hand sorted at the winery.|
|WINEMAKING:||Light pressing, without needing to work in an inert atmosphere, some work in the open, and about 50% of stems in the pressing. The objective being a more Burgundian style that highlights the qualities of the land, over the varietal expression. Minimum contribution of SO2, spontaneous fermentation. All alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at a constant temperature of 16ºC. Then, a part of the volume spends five months in French oak (not roasted, steam bending) with its lees, and the remaining volume is also aged with its lees in a concrete tank.|
The climatic conditions of the 2018 vintage were radically different from 2017. The year started off with heavy snow on January 6th, which was a sign of things to come: a cold and rainy vintage. This year saw a return to a long-cycle harvest with one of the latest harvests in our history: the picking of white Tempranillo began on October 12th. White wines from 2018 have great potential, with notable freshness and acidity. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is one of the best white vintages in the last ten years.
|ANALYTICAL PARAMETERS:||Alcohol: 13.10%
Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l.
|No OF BOTTLES:||37.000|
|TASTING NOTES||2018 2017 2016|