Pago de Valdoneje Vinas Viejas 2013

The grapes for Pago de Valdoneje Vinas Viejas are manually harvested from the estate’s original vineyard plot that dates back to 1910; the vines here are more than a century old. Fermented in stainless steel, malolactic in French oak and crianza time for 11 months in new french oak barrels. It delivers an alluring perfume of exotic spices, incense, rose petal, mineral, and black raspberry. Layered, plush, and sweetly-fruited, it has enough structure to evolve over time.

Tasting Notes

Intensive Red cherry color. On the nose it is incredibly aromatic, tasting of spice and earth, also aromas of blackberry, violet and sweet tar coming from the Bierzo soils and very old vines. The wine is firmly structured on the palate, with incredible depth and a persistent mineral and fruitdriven finish. Perfect balance with very fine tannins.  This wine is unfined and unfiltered.

 

Production Info
Vineyard size
30 acres
Soil composition
Clay and Sand
Training method
vessals
Elevation
1,980 feet
Vines/acre
1520
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Harvest time
End of September
Bottles produced of this wine
4,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Mencia
Fermentation container
Barriques
Age of Aging Container
One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7-8 days days
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
10-15 days
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.3 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
1.5 g/L
Acidity
4.7 g/L

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