Malleolus de Sanchomartín 2015

TERROIR OF PERSISTENT AROMA, VERY PERSONAL AND EXPRESSIVE

The grapes from Pago de Sanchomartín in Pesquera del Duero come from the extensive plains on the right side of river Duero. These grapes are the ones used to elaborate this remarkably temperamental Malleolus. These vineyards were planted in 1964 by grafting from the oldest vineyards.

Technical notes
Variety100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Score94 points out of 100 in Robert Parker Wine Advocate in 2014 harvest
Production3.022 bottles of 75 cl.
Harvest2015

Details of the harvest

From April until mid July temperatures were higher than average that favored the vegetative cycle of the vine. Occassional rainfall in July helped to overcome the high seasonal temperatures. After the veraison the night temperatures dropped significantly meanwhile day temperatures were on average 25 c. This caused early maturity of the grapes and resulted in an early harvest and an extraordinary vintage.

History & tasting notes

Made with grapes from the Sanchomartín vine plot located within the municipality of Pesquera de Duero. A Vineyard of one hectare, the wines produced from this vineyard are tannic with a marked acidity, which makes them ideal for ageing in wood. lt was planted in 1964 by grafting stock, taken from the oldest family vineyards.

An intense deep cherry red color. On the nose complex and quality aromas very characteristic of this wine, the best vintage in the last ten
years. The tempranillo varietals are perfectly integrated in the ensemble of this wine due to ageing in fine oak barreis. On the palate it is powerful and persistant with silky sweet structured tannins. A long and persistant aftertaste.

Winemaking process

Elaborated with grapes selected from the Sanchomartin vine plot, situated in Pesquera de Duero at 875 metres above sea level. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barreis, ageing in French oak barreis during 18 months.

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