El Zarzal 2017
Details of the harvest
2017 has been an atypical vintage fom the offset, with abnormally high temperatures at the beginning of spring which caused early budding. The most notable weather anomaly was the early frosts without a doubt at the end of April that affected many vineyards reducing considerably their production. Summer arrived hot and dry helping to regularise the plants which thanks to the low production did not suffer excess water stress. The grape harvest was gradual with a notable difference between the vines located in different areas. In any case, the health of the grapes was excellent.
History & tasting notes
with a pale golden color the wine is presented with very intense aromas, full of nuances, where the varietals of Godello stand out like fresh stone fruits and subtle citrus and herbaceous. Once it develops, we can appreciate the great aromatic potential of this wine, the fruity aromas gain complexity and show hints of dried flowers and light toasted.
In the palate is broad and well structured, with a long and balanced adicity.
Fermented at a controlled temperature in 500l French oak barrels, followed by ageing on lees in the same French oak barrels for 8 months.