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Abad Dom Bueno Crianza 2001

GeneralWineryBodegas del Abad
Town of productionVillafranca del Bierzo
Varietal100% Mencia
Total production of the wine27,000 bottles
Name of winemakerJose Luis Santin Vazquez
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine70 years
Yield7,500 kg/ha, 1.7 kg/vine
Size of vineyard, hectares10 hectares
Elevation above sea level550 meters
Inclination of vineyardeast-west, avg. inclination 10%
Soil compositionclay and slate
HarvestHarvest methodby hand, small boxes, table selection
Date of harvestSeptember 16, 2001
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein conical stainless steel
Alcoholic fermentation, duration10 days (maceration 20 days)
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature32-34 ?C
Malolactic fermentation, typein stainless steel
Malolactic fermentation, duration15 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature20 ?C
AgingTime in tank4 months at 16 ?C
Time in barrel7 months at 18 ?C, 70% humidity
Barrel type and age80% new American, 20% new French
Time in bottle before release8 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno