Valtuille - La Cova de la Raposa
2007 Mencía


Vineyard: 600 meters altitude 4 to 7000 vines per ha.
Soil Type: Chalk and sand.
Vine Age: Over 100 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 3rd week of September.
Yield: 1.7 t/ha


La Cova de la Raposa is a pre-phylloxera single vineyard, with extremely low yields. This is an 85% Mencia wine blended with other local varietals such as 3% Alicante, 2% Gros Cabernet, locally known as Bastardo, and the rest is a mix of other local grapes. The total production of this wine is 700 bottles.
Handpicked in the early hours, fermented in French oak barrels and aged also in French oak barrels for 20 months.
This wine was not clarified or filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light purple.
Nose: Violets and black cherry with spices and minerals, complex.
Palate: Beautifully balanced, with rich ripe fruits and spices, soft and elegant on the palate with an endless finish.
Other: This is an exceptionally balanced wine that expresses purity and elegance with a rich personality.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 1.2
TA (g/l): 6.2
pH: 3.74
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