Finca Azaya Valduero 2017 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon Spain

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DO: Castilla y Leon

Varietal: 100% Tempranillo

Vineyard Age: 20 years

Aging: 14 months in American and European oak

Finca Azaya is an estate-bottles wine made from grapes grown in low yield vineyards. It is the result of an environmentally friendly had crafted method of production which avoids the use of chemicals and irrigation. This rich palatable wine has spent 14 months in American and European oak barrels plus an additional 12 months in the bottle.

Vinification: Grapes from high altitude vineyard are hand-picked into 14 kg crates. The fermentation takes 9 days under temperatures between 23ºC and 28ºC. Later, it macerates for 10 days with a daily pumping up. The last step is the ageing process: this wine will rest for 14 months in oak from two different origins, and then it will rounded up in the bottle.

Tasting Note: Intense red ruby color. It has a refined and long lasting aroma as the result of its ageing in toasted oak showing notes of menthol, liquorice and roasted coffee. Perfectly balanced on the palate, this wine transmits a sensation of maturity and power.

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