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Barón de Ley Varietal Maturana

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€8.72
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Spain
DOC Rioja
75cl.
Alc. 14.5º
Year: 2017
Sugar: 1 - 2gr/L
GRAPES: 100% Maturana
AGED: 12 months in french oak casks.
Taken from the recently rediscovered variety Maturana. Like many grape varieties it all but disappeared at the time of phylloxera. It comes from vineyards located in "Villa Alegría" and is the first major plantation of Maturana to have been done in Rioja. This makes the wine very interesting as one is effectively drinking history.
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GRAPE VARIETIES
100% Maturana
BOUQUET
Fruity, with some balsamic notes, mint, minerals and cocoa.
PALATE
Warm, with silky tannins, velvety, perfectly well integrated. Spacious, elegant and with a lingering aftertaste.
VITICULTURE
At Barón de Ley, grapes are picked by hand, not just to look after every single grape cluster but also to make the most of their greatest asset: the vineyard.

Logically, by having the grapes right next to the cellar they can take special care of the quality of wines, reducing as far as possible the time between picking and entering the winery during the harvest, avoiding unwanted fermentation starting during the transfer.

This big advantage has also allowed us, over the years, to put in place an ambitious policy of manual grape selection. For more than a decade, the output from their best vineyards has been harvested into large 300-kilo crates and transferred to their two sorting tables in the winery.

There, each and every one of the clusters is checked visually, rejecting any that are not in perfect condition and consequently achieving "a selection of a selection of the best vineyards"... grapes of the most unusual quality.

Currently, in Barón de Ley they manually sort through over 850,000 kilos of grapes in each harvest as part of an unprecedented commitment to quality in Spain, rejecting percentages of grapes which generally range between 10% and 20% depending on the source and the vintage in question

WINEMAKING
Just a few minutes after being harvested by hand, the Barón de Ley grapes are received in their winemaking facilities.

Every morning their winemakers will taste and test all the fermenting vats so as to be able to make the right decision for each particular vat, determining fermentation temperatures, type of pumping over, length of maceration... and complete an average of twenty different processes in a single harvest.

One of the hallmarks of their way of understanding quality and winemaking, open, daring and dynamic, is their experimental section of vats.

In these six vats with a capacity of 10 to 14,000 litres each, designed especially by their team of oenologists in pursuit of different effects in the winemaking process, the most special wines are prepared, from the most remote vineyards or where other experiments have been conducted on the vine to improve quality. In a nutshell, the research which will save them from stagnating and allow them to carry on improving, little by little, their quality in the future.

FOOD PAIRING
Sausages, cured cheese, pork, veal meat, lamb, birds, soft stews, barbecue meat, fish.
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Type of wine
Red
Grape Variety
Maturana
Year
2017
Prices
10€ - 15€
Alcohol
14,5º
Capacity
75 cl
Weight in KG
1 Kg
Cantidad Azúcar residual
From 1 to 2g/L
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Barón de Ley Varietal Maturana

Spain
DOC Rioja
75cl.
Alc. 14.5º
Year: 2017
Sugar: 1 - 2gr/L
GRAPES: 100% Maturana
AGED: 12 months in french oak casks.
Taken from the recently rediscovered variety Maturana. Like many grape varieties it all but disappeared at the time of phylloxera. It comes from vineyards located in "Villa Alegría" and is the first major plantation of Maturana to have been done in Rioja. This makes the wine very interesting as one is effectively drinking history.
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