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
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.