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Vintage: 2007

Varieties: Bobal (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Tempranillo (40%)

Picking dates: Tempranillo: September 16; Cabernet Sauvignon: October 2; Bobal: October 9.

Bottling date: June 2010

Analytical data: Alcohol = 13.5%
Glycerin = 10 g/L
Total acidity = 5 g/L (tartaric acid)
Residual sugars = 2 g/L
Color intensity = 14UA
IPT = 55UA

Technical notes: Cota 830 has been harvested by hand only when the optimal sugar and phenolic maturity overlap. After a rigorous selection of grapes, these are fermented with endogenous yeast, guaranteeing its singularity. The malolactic fermentation takes place in new oak barrels from Allier and Tronçais forest where they complete maturation on lees after several "batonage." After 18 months in barrel and bottle aging this fine wine arises with its unique bouquet.

Tasting Notes: Dense layer and high extract wine. This is reflected by the viscosity of glycerine. Intense nose of blueberry jam. Notes of eucalyptus and licorice after gentle agitation on a background of cloves and roast smoked. At first taste it is round and warm. Creamy and long-distance in palate. Sweet tannins joined with lactic acidity. Longtime prune aftertaste booster enhances flavor and body.

  Service: Serve between 16 and 18ºC
Aging Potential = 7 - 12 years

Vineyard: Our Bobal and Tempranillo grapes come from vineyards in the hamlet of La Vallesa in Siete Aguas, located at 830 meters above sea level. These are old vines (50 years) of low yield. A clay soil with some limestone outcrops highlights. Vast horizons of high porosity appear, low in organic matter.

Weather: In La Vallesa we have an exceptional microclimate for growing quality grapes, due to its topography, which gives the valley a wide temperature range for ripening. The summer of 2007 was warm, so the ripening of the grapes was excellent. The rainfall recorded from marchtill the date of harvest was 170 mm. However, it was a dry year with several storms in September. The summer of 2008 was hot and long, so the ripening of the grapes was excellent. Timely rains were taken at the time of fruit set and ripening, however it was a fairly dry spring season. The rainfall recorded from march till the date of harvest was 90mm. Low yield, but very good quality. No heavy rains during September allowed optimal picking dates.

Awards: International Competition Golden Bacchus Wine Bacchus 2013.
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