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Lorca Monastrell 2013

GeneralWineryBodegas del Rosario
RegionBullas
Town of productionBullas
VarietalMonastrell 80%, Syrah 10%, Tempranillo 10%
Total production of the wine120,000 bottles
VineyardAge of vines used to produce winemore than 15 years old
Yield1.8 tons / acre
Size of vineyard, hectares100 acres
Elevation above sea level1800 - 3500 feet
Inclination of vineyard25 degrees
Soil compositionhigh concentration of clay and limestone
Irrigationno
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestSeptember 15 - October 15
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration10 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature75 - 79 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration17 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature72 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.63
Volatile Acidity0.53 grams / liter
Total Acidity6.15 grams / liter
Residual Sugar2.4 grams / liter
Alcohol14.0%
AgingTime in bottle before releaseminimum 2 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes, lightly