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Valtuille - La Cova de la Raposa
2010 Mencía

Viticulture

Vineyard: 600 metres altitude south facing vineyard with 872 vines over 1.4 ha.
Soil Type: Sandy soil and chalk.
Vine Age: Over 100 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
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Yield: 500 bottles produced from 872 vines.

Vinification:

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.
Handpicked in the early hours, fermented in open 500 liters French oak barrels, long maceration up to 90 days long. Aged in French oak barrels for 20 months.
Made using traditional methods especially stomping the grapes.
This wine was not clarified or filtered prior to bottling, 500 bottles made, the bottles are numbered by hand.
La Cova de la Raposa as a wine is a true representation of the terroir it comes from with its steep south facing slope, its unique soil and micro-climate.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep opaque purple.
Nose: Displays a singular array of aromas, from Asian spices, ripe cherry, violets, as well as sandalwood coupled with an underlying minerality.
Palate: Intense ripe raspberry and blackberry flavors combined with a clear spiciness. A silky texture, with outstanding finish & persistence. Pure elegance and delightful.
Other: An ideal wine for cellaring, will only improve over time, maybe enjoyed for the next 20 to 25 years.
A remarkable wine that will complement a wide variety of dishes from rich meaty dishes to spicy flavors.

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