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Godelia Viernes Mencia 2013


Product Notes

Owner: García Rodríguez Family

Winemaking: Josep Serra – Olga Verde

Vinegrowing: Olga Verde - Josep Serra

Municipality: Pieros – Cacabelos

Designation of origin: D.O. Bierzo Variety: 100% Mencía

Vintage: 2013

Harvest: From 8 to 12 October

Vineyard: Own and rented Vines of 12 and 21 years of age.

Soil: Mixture of fine elements, quartzite and slate

Formation: Bush wines and trellis vines.

Planting density: Between 3500 and 7000 plants per hectare according to plots and aspect

Mean sea level: From 500 m to 700 m

Vine Training: Cordon Royat simple, double and bush pruning

Climate: Microclimate with Atlantic and Mediterranean influence

Rainfall: Between 750 and 1000 mm

Aspect: Semi-terraced slopes and sharp slopes

Vinification: Strict and thorough selection of the grapes in the vineyard. Manual Harvest in 15 kg boxes. Temperature controlled processing of the grapes at 10º. Manual selection at the sorting table. Soft destemming and vinification in 150 hl stainless steel tanks. Controlled fermentation at a constant temperature of 25º. Pigeage and pumping over according to the extraction potential. Fermentation and maceration of the skins between 12 and 15 days. Malolactic fermentation in tanks. Four months on selected lees. Profile of the wine: Blend of mencía grapes from plots with different leanings, exposures and microclimate with its own personality.

Tasting note: Intense cherry red colour with violet edge. Very intense aromatically where we can find notes of wild fresh fruit with floral and bush aromas, with a slight mineral hints. The palate is tasty, fresh and elegant, slighty marked by soft tannins and long lingering finish.

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