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Besllum 2011

GeneralWineryCeller Malondro
RegionMontsant
Town of productionCornudella de Montsant
VarietalCarinena 45%, Garnacha 45%, Syrah 10%
Total production of the wine31,000 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine14 to 75 years old (40 years average)
Yieldless than 1 to 1.6 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares200 acres
Elevation above sea level1300 to 2600 feet
Inclination of vineyard5 to 15 degrees south
Soil compositionmixture with a high concentration of clay, schist, and small stones
Irrigationno
HarvestHarvest methodby hand
Date of harvestOctober 3 to 24
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, type5 days of cold maceration; 80% in small stainless steel tanks, 20% in oak c
Alcoholic fermentation, duration22 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature75 to 78 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, type40% in French oak casks, 60% in small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration20 to 35 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature64 to 68 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.45
Volatile Acidity0.80 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.5 grams per liter
Residual Sugarless than 2 grams per liter
Alcohol14.4 %
AgingTime in barrel15 months
Barrel type and ageFrench Allier, American, and Hungarian oak; new to 4 years old
Time in bottle before release10 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno
Filteredyes, lightly