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Abad dom Bueno Mencia 2007

GeneralWineryBodegas del Abad
RegionBierzo
Town of productionVillafranca del Bierzo
VarietalMencia
Total production of the wine30,000 bottles
Name of winemakerJose Luis Santin - Vazquez
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine60 - 80 years old
Yield5,000 kg / hectare
Size of vineyard, hectares15 hectares
Elevation above sea level600 meters
Inclination of vineyard10 degrees
Soil compositionquartz and slate
Irrigationno
HarvestHarvest methodby hand in 15 kg boxes with a selection table
Date of harvestSeptember 20 - October 9, 2007
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration15 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature25 degrees C
Malolactic fermentation, typein oak barrels
Malolactic fermentation, duration15 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature18 degrees C
CharacteristicspH3.7
Volatile Acidity0.6 grams / liter
Total Acidity5.5 grams / liter
Residual Sugar1.7 grams / liter
Alcohol14 %
AgingTime in barrel18 months
Barrel type and ageFrench 80%, American 20%, 1 - 2 years old
Time in bottle before release6 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno
Filteredyes