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El Castro de Valtuille - Crianza
2015 Mencía

Viticulture

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

Vinification:

The grapes were hand picked, extended maceration and fermentation 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 225 and 500 liters French oak barrels.
Production 9000 bottles or 750 cases made.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark purple.
Nose: It is earthy with vegetal aromas and balsamic notes.
Palate: It is bold but elegant, refined tannins and great balance.
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.

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