Variety and vintage: Bobal 2018
% Alcohol: 11,5%
Production: 1579 botellas
Altitude: 960 – 1170 msnm.
Soil: Loamy-sandy calcareous colluvium.
Age of vines: 20 – 30 years old.
Pruned: Vines in goblet.
Climate: Cold and dry high altitude Mediterranean with continental influence. The high altitude results in significant thermal variation between daylight and night.
Rainfall: Vintage 2018 < 400 mm
Viticulture: Ecological viticulture in conversion. No pesticides or fertilizers of chemical synthesis are used: we only treat vines with powder sulfur and a horse-drawn ecological preparation that we apply by hand. We do not use tractors in treatments to minimize the compaction of the soil. We till the soil the minimum possible to maintain the indigenous vegetation cover for the longest time possible. This gives our vineyards the right balance in terms of diversity of microorganisms and insects and it also helps us in controlling their vigor. All our vineyards are worked by our team and each task is conducted following the lunar calendar.
Oenology: Minimum intervention in the cellar. No additives are added to the wine: we do not use clarifiers, enzymes, yeasts, or nutrients. We only use a minimal dose of sulfur (32 mg/l) to prevent oxidation and contamination. In the cellar we also follow the lunar calendar for all oenological actions, from the entry of the grapes in the cellar to the bottling.
Harvest: Manual in boxes, with exhaustive selection in field.
Elaboration: Manual discharge in the cellar, where we make a second selection of the best grapes. The grapes are destemmed and crushed before starting the alcoholic fermentation.
Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and controlled temperature. We perform a daily light batonage.
Aging: Total aging of 18 months in French oak barrels of 500 liters and in stainless steel tanks.