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El Castro de Valtuille - Crianza
2011 Mencía

Viticulture

Vineyard: A selection of vineyards from Valtuille de Abajo.
Soil Type: Mostly clay soils, sandy and pebbles too.
Vine Age: 70 to 80 years old and older.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 3rd week of September.
Yield: 4 t/ha

Vinification:

The grapes were hand picked, extended maceration and fermented in 500 liters French oak barrels. Half of the production is fermented with the full cluster in oak barrels. Aged for just over a year in French oak barrels.
Production 20 000 bottles.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Intense violet.
Nose: Rich dark fruit aromas, with hints of oak and balsamic notes.
Palate: It is balanced and complex with soft and well integrated tannins. It is meaty and intense.
Other: This Mencía goes very well with coq au vin, in place of a Pinot Noir, it is also a winner with any game dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

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