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Valtuille - La Cova de la Raposa
2012 Mencía

Viticulture

Vineyard: 530 meters above sea level, 4000 to 7000 vines /ha.
Soil Type: Sand.
Vine Age: Over 100 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 1ST Week of September.
Yield: 1 500 to 2 500 kg/ha.

Vinification:

La Cova de la Raposa is a pre-phylloxera single vineyard, with extremely low yields, the total production is 500 bottles. 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 12 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 planted against a steep south facing slope and influenced by 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 blackberry combined with an invigorating spiciness. A silky texture, with outstanding finish & persistence. Elegant and delightful.
Other: This wine will age well and develop more refinement over time. It pairs well with slightly spicy or more opulent dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
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