Viña Zorzal Malayeto Garnacha 2016
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Appellation Navarra DO
Wine Type Red - Still
Varietals 100% Garnacha.
Farming Organic practicing.
Vineyard Malayeto is a 2.39 hectare parcel of 35 year old vines. Located in Fitero, the only place in Navarra located in the Iberian Mountains, just on the geological border between the Sierra de Cameros mountains and the Ebro river basin. Malayeto is 490 meters in elevation on north facing slopes.
Soil Rocky and stony, with variegated clays (heterogeneous), limestone and composite soils.
Viticulture All vineyard work is done by hand, native plants are used as ground cover, and they fertilize with compost to improve the vine’s resistance to diseases.
Vinification Hand harvesting of the best bunches in 15 kg crates. The grapes are stomped by foot (35% whole cluster) and fermented in open 500L barrels. Alcoholic fermentation takes approximately one month in a combination of concrete and oak tanks using indigenous yeast.
Aging Aged for 9 months in a combination of 300-liter 2 year old used French barrels and 4,500-liter wooden tanks. Gentle clarification and filtration, without stabilization.
Notes 2016 harvest was smaller due to the drought that characterized this vintage and the millerandage of garnacha grape. Yields were lower also in the other varieties. The drought was slightly relieved in mid-September, This rain and the beginning of cooler nights made the grapes undergo a great technological improvement. It was a slow and selective harvest. Grapes arrived in the winery in an excellent sanitary condition, so the quality factor of this vintage was clearly this natural selection that made the smaller amount of grapes harvested were of excellent quality.
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