Name: EXALTOS Cepas ViejasOrigin: D.O. BIERZO, LEONRemarks: Limited ed. 15.000 bottlesVITICULTURE SOIL: Hillside and river bench,clay & calcareous composite with slateAGE OF VINES: 60 years old PRUNING: Goblet (Bush-pruning)HARVEST:After green pruning and leaf removal, hand-picked with smallcrates sorting to the table.VARIETAL BLEND: Mencia 100%MALOLÁCTIC FERMENTATION: 100% in American oak barrel ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION: Duration: 15 daysTemperature: 30º CAGING PROCESS IN BARREL: Capacity: 225 litersAge of barrel: NewType of oak: American and FrenchLevel of toast: Light,Medium & heavy.Aging time: 9 monthsANALYSIS:Alcoholic content: 14ºTotal acidity: 4,8 g/lResidual Sugar: >1,6 gr/lPh: 3,6METHOD OF CLARIFICATION: Natural albumen FILTRATION:Unfiltered
One can appreciate all the subtlety and elegance of the Mencía grape.Visually it is an attractive cherry red colour, with violet tones aroundthe rim. In the nose it offers strong fruity aromas of raspberries andcherries, as well as flowery hints of violet, which form a harmoniousensemble with the wood with hints of liquorice, chocolate, toffee,vanilla, and spices. In the mouth it is smooth, full bodied, and elegant,with the characteristic traits of the Mencía grape blended with thetoasted flavours of the oak casks noticeable in the retronasal.It has a long and smooth finish.We recommend serving at 18ºC in afine large round glass.