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El Bon Homme 2012

GeneralWineryBodegas Rafael Cambra
Town of productionFontanars dels Alforins
VarietalMonastrell 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Total production of the wineApprox. 50,000 bottles
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine30 years
Yield1.4 tons / acre
Size of vineyard, hectares50 acres
Elevation above sea level2230 feet
Inclination of vineyard2 degrees southeast
Soil compositionhigh concentration of sand with stones for Cabernet and sand with limestone
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestSeptember 25
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration12 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature78 degres F
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration15 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature64 degres F
Volatile Acidity0.56 grams / liter
Total Acidity5.3 grams / liter
Residual Sugar2.3 grams / liter
Alcohol13.5 %
AgingTime in barrel4 months
Barrel type and ageFrench oak, 2 - 3 years old
Time in bottle before release8 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes, lightly