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Valtuille - La Cova de la Raposa
2013 Mencía

Viticulture

Vineyard: 530 meters above sea level.
Soil Type: Sandy soil.
Vine Age: pre-phyloxeric vinyard.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 1st week of September.
Yield: 1 500 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: Bright violet.
Nose: Rich bouquet with dark berry, five spice and smoky minerals with white pepper.
Palate: It is focused and pure along with rich dark fruits. It is bold and fresh at the same time. Lingering finish with fine tannins and grip.
Other: This wine will age well, pairs well with game and wintry dishes.

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