Valdegastea Reserva 2008

RIOJA
0.75 l.
Bodegas MCS
RED
100% TEMPRANILLO

Tasting Notes

Cherry colour with a touch of brick-red glints. Pure with a strong presence of Tempranillo aromas, liquorice and red fruits in perfect balance with a touch of oak, vanilla and cinammon. On the palate, medium-bodied with light notes. Fresh acidity in perfect harmony with the tannin of the casks and a notable fruit-bearing load. Excellent, lingering aftertaste with balsamic hints.

Vineyards

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

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

Elaboration

Harvesting: 
BY HAND
Oak ageing: 
18 months
Type of oak: 
American oak with medium/ heavy toast
Alcohol content: 
13,5 %vol.
Total acidity: 
5,0 g/l
pH: 
3,5
Remaining sugar: 
1,2 g/l
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.