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Alaia Verdejo
2017 Verdejo

Viticulture

Vineyard: Castilla y León, Rueda.
Soil Type: Sandy loam with pebbles on the surface and clay several meters deep underneath.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: September 2017.
Yield: 8 t/ha

Vinification:

The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and treated so that no oxidation occurred. The grapes are transported from the vineyard to the cellar in temperature controlled stainless steel containers, de-stemmed and pressed gently.
Cooled down to 10º Centigrade for 12 hours.
The yeast was especially selected to express best the primary aromas of the Verdejo grape. Inoculation was done as early as possible with good acclimatization.
Fermentation controlled at 16º Centigrade to finish at 18º Centigrade over 18 days long.
The wine was racked 3 times; twice in winter and a last time in early spring.
The wine was cold stabilized at –5º Centigrade for 10 days before filtration. Open filtration plates were used so that the integrity and quality of the end product is maximized.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright.
Nose: Ripe tropical fruits with flowery notes and fennel.
Palate: Intense with good structure and persistence. Great acidity complemented by ripe fruity notes.
Other: Verdejo pairs particularly well with greens dressed in vinaigrette, scallops & shellfish or any ingredient that shows some sharp flavors such as olives or tomatoes, or other salty cured meats.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13
RS (g/l):
TA (g/l):
pH: