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El Castro de Valtuille - Crianza
2007 Mencía

Viticulture

Vineyard: A selection of vineyards from Valtuille de Abajo.
Soil Type: Pebbles with sand.
Vine Age: 70 to 80 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: From the 1st week in September to the 1st week in October.
Yield: 4 t/ha

Vinification:

The grapes were hand picked, fermented partly in French oak barrels before aging for just over a year in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light ruby.
Nose: Fine notes of wood, chocolaty with hints of red cherry.
Palate: In the mouth it is well structured, rich in fine tannins, meaty with typical terroir expressions.
Other: El Castro de Valtuille is a refined wine that is fairly versatile, may be paired with coq au vin, in place of a Pinot Noir also with game meat dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 1.4
TA (g/l): 5.01
pH: 3.72
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