Malleolus de Sanchomartín 2014

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.

Details of the harvest

An extraordinarily rainy year and a Spring marked by the high temperatures favored the vegetative development of the vine. During the Summer there were slightly higher than average temperatures and little rain, but thanks to the cool nights the vines did not suffer excessive stress which greatly favored the complete aromatic or poyphenolic maturity. The benevolence of the climate led to an early harvest which prevented the October rains from compromising the health of the grapes.

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 marked acidity, which makes them ideal for ageing in wood. It was planted in 1964 by grafting stock, taken from the oldest family vineyards.

Cherry red covered, still with youthful edges. In the nose it is expressive, intense and rich in nuances. The identity of the vintage stands out in the form of liveliness with the characteristic complexity of the hawthorn, which has found in the vintage a new occasion to express the best of itself. In the palate it is powerful, rich and with a great personality.

Winemaking process

Made from grapes from Sanchomartín vineyard, located in the Village of Pesquera de Duero at 875 meters above sea level. The alcoholic fermentation has been made in stainless steel tanks of small size at a controlled temperature. The malolactic fermentation was made in French oak barrels. The wine has aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

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