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Maior de Mendoza On Lees 2016

Albariño on lees 2016

Origin of the grape

The grapes are cultivated in the privately-owned “Coto de Xiabre” (2,3 has.) and “Rectoral de Padrenda” (7,91 has.), vineyards situated in the sub-zone of the Salnes Valley within the “Rías Baixas” Denomination of Origin. The vines are 38 years old.
There is 3 has. Controlled vineyard (1,6 has. are 41 years old and 1,43 has. are 36 years old, and this also lies within the Salnes sub-zone.

Vintage

Pruning took place during the months of December and January. After the flowering in June, superfluous shoots were trimmed. Throughout the summer, the crops were thinned and excessive individual branches were cut. No canopies trimming was carried out this summer due to dry and sunny weather conditions. During the ripening period a detailed analysis of plots kept check on the levels of acidity and sugar in the grapes. The harvest took place between September, the 12th and the 20th, finding the optimum level of maduration for each plot. All this works are made by hand.

Elaboration

Grapes were collected in 20 kg boxes; and stored in a refrigerated lorry whilst inside the vineyard and immediately transported to the Wine Cellar where cold pelicular maceration was applied on an average of 10 hours.
Alcoholic fermentation took place over 21 days at a controlled temperature (16ºC-18ºC).
Maturing on fine lees was carried out for a minimum of three months. Partial malolactic fermentation applied aiming at all times to reach required acidity levels.

Tasting

Straw yellow colour with slight greenish, limpid and bright hue.
With intensity aromatic medium, notes balsamic, fruit white, apple, pear and funds citrus, togueter with soft toasted reminders.
In mouth is fresh, mineral, with goos acidity, fat with volume, repeating them notes fruit. creamy and long.

Recommendations

Storage temperature should not exceed 18º or 20ºC and should never be exposed to the sun, avoiding in all cases sudden changes of temperature.

Suitable as an accompaniment to hors d´oeuvres, shellfish, fish, rice dishes, white meats and oriental cuisine.

It should be served at a recommended temperature of 10 to 12ºC.

Alcoholic content: 13% by volume
Total acidity: 7,1 gr/l (in tartario)
Residual sugar: 3,5gr/l

Bottle capacity: 150cl.(Magnum), 75cl, 50cl
Supplied in: Cases of 6 bottles

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