Saturday, 18th November 2017
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This Month's Magazine
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This month's recommended wine costa del sol

Facts about the 2011 vintage
Climatically the vintage 2011 is characterized by a harsh winter, as is common in the area, with a few cold months of rainfall (January, February
and March). In April temperatures rose with rainfall, favouring sprouting in early May. The Vineyard cycle elapsed normally and the phenolic stage was reached within the normal times. Summer was dry and hot, especially in July and August. The low rainfall in August and September helped to ripen grape tannins. September’s cold nights to warm days together, promoted optimum ripening of the grapes. The harvest took place on the 5thOctober.This vintage is considered by the CRDO Ribera del Duero as Excellent.

Elaboration
The grape was picked by hand into boxes and then selected on a table. The uncrushed, de-stemmed grapes were taken to the fermentation tanks for a cold pre-fermentation at 10 ° C. The fermentation yeasts began the fifth day after barrelling. It was left to macerate with the skins for 3 days after alcoholic fermentation then it was moved to another tank for spontaneous malolactic fermentation. In January it was racked in French oak barrels to age for six months before bottling in July 2012.

Press
90 points Stephen Tanzer. Vintage 2010.
88 points The International Wine Review. Vintage 2010.
90 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2009.
88 + points Stephen Tanzer. Vintage 2009.
89 points Penin Guide. Vintage 2009.
89 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2008.
88 points The International Wine Review. Vintage 2008.
90 points Robert Parker, Top100 Value of the year. Vintage 2007.
89 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2006.
90 points Robert Parker. Vintage 2005.
Number 1 NZZ, wines under 10 €. Vintage 2005.
3 bunches El País. Vintage 2005

This wine is available through
S.G. Pérez Vinoteca Tel: +34 690 714 927


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