Valdegastea Crianza Magnum 2012

RIOJA
1.5 l.
Bodegas MCS
RED
100% TEMPRANILLO

Tasting Notes

It has a dark, cherry colour with a violet rim. There are beautiful fresh fruit primary aromas backed by some oaky vanilla hints.On the palate, it has a good backbone.It is half-bodied, fresh, fruity and tannins add an attractive finish. Wide aftertaste, with a balsamic character.

Vineyards

Location of vineyards: 
RIOJA ALTA (Hornos de Moncalvillo, Logroño y El Cortijo)
Vineyards in property: 
100%
Average age of vineyards: 
15 years old
Other data of vineyards: 

Vines trained on wires. Pruning as ruled by D.O. Rioja. A de-leafing is made at the beginning of the summer and a green harvesting so as to ensure que quality of our wines.

Elaboration

Harvesting: 
BY HAND
Oak ageing: 
14 months
Type of oak: 
American oak with medium/heavy toast.
Alcohol content: 
13 % vol.
Total acidity: 
5,3 g/l
pH: 
3,58
Remaining sugar: 
1,2 g/l
Método de clarificación: 
21 days with an albumin preparation.
Alcoholic fermentation: 

15 days in stainless steel tanks at a temperature between 25º and 28º Celsius

Malolactic fermentation: 

20 days in stainless steel tanks after the alcoholic fermentation.