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Vintage: 2009

Varieties: Bobal (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Tempranillo (30%)

Picking dates: Tempranillo: September 15th; Cabernet Sauvignon: October 14th; Bobal: October 19th.

Bottling date: June 2012

Analytical data: Alcohol = 13.5%
Total acidity = 5,5 g/L (tartaric acid)
Glycerin = 11 g/L
Residual sugars = 1,6 g/L
Color intensity = 10UA
IPT = 45UA

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 red cherry colour wine. Hight viscosity produce intense wine tears. Intense nose of ripe red fruit. Notes of mediterranean forest aromatic undergrowth (thyme and rosemary) appear after slight stir. Clove and toffe background. At first taste it is round and warm. Creamy and long-distance in palate. Sweet tannins joined with lactic acidity. Longtime flavourful mineral aftertaste.

  Service: Serve between 16 and 18ºC
Aging Potential = 4 - 7 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: 2009 was a weird year with an optimal start of cycle. May and June were dramatically dry season, but Summer was chill and rainy. Lot of work to assure good aeration was done on field: green harvest to reduce bunchs and leaves. September was rainy with week episodes of non-stop rain. Therefore, harvest of late vines was delayed (Bobal and Cabernet Sauvignon).

Awards: International Competition Golden Bacchus Wine Bacchus 2013.
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