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Vintage: 2013

Varieties: Bobal

Picking dates: October 26th

Bottling date: December 2013

Analytical data: Alcohol = 13,4%
Total acidity = 5,1 g/L (tartaric)
Glycerin = 7,9 g/L
Residual sugars = 1,7 g/L
Free sulfur = 30 mg/L
Colour intensity = 8 UA
Polyphenols = 40 UA

Technical notes: So de Bobal has been harvested fresh early in the morning. The grapes are destemmed and lightly squeezed to make a 48-hour cold maceration. We make a traditional fermentation in steel tanks. Grapes are gently pressed to take only the run off and the best press wine. After a cold gravity racking, the wine is clarified (gelatin and egg albumin), filtered and ready for bottling. Electrical and water consumption is minimized in the working process. The transport distance of both grapes and fractionation raw material (bottles, taps and boxes) has been reduced to the maximum. All waste and residuals are valued and recycled (distillation and composting of marc and stems). With these considerations, the resulting carbon footprint of producing a bottle lock and released is 2,27 kg CO2/bottle.

Tasting Notes: Cherry red with violet edges denoting its youth. Powerful nose of currant and prune. The taste is strong and balanced. Long with hints of fresh coppice.

  Service: Serve between 13 and 15ºC
Aging Potential = 2 years

Vineyard: The Bobal plot is located in La Portera (Requena). The stocks are sixty years old and are planted in stony lime soil, 500 metres above sea level.

Weather: 2013 has been a difficult year for viticulture. We started with a weird cold winter which caused a late start in vine cycle. We had several rain episodes during spring which impede easy landwork. We had some hail storms in the surroundings of La Vall d'Albaida and Utiel-Requena. Fortunately, our plots were saved. Start of summer was chill and we had a delay of three weeks in every variety. Skin rapening in early varieties was difficult to obtain, so we made bunch green-prunning for best quality. Fortunately, september and october were hot and dry, therefore, we made a patient harvest at the best ripening moment. Rain until harvest in Requena was 220 mm.
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