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Ardales Tempranillo 2011

GeneralWineryBodegas Aruspide
Town of productionValdepenas
Total production of the wine6700 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine32 years
Yield0.98 tons per acre, average
Size of vineyard, hectares57 acres
Elevation above sea level2700 feet, average
Inclination of vineyard4 degrees average, north - south
Soil compositionmixture with high concentration os clay, limestone, and small stones
HarvestHarvest methodby hand at night in boxes
Date of harvestSeptember 9
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration14 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature75 to 79 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein French and American oak casks, 2 years old
Malolactic fermentation, duration7 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature73 degrees F
Volatile Acidity0.52 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.35 grams per liter
Residual Sugar1.4 grams per liter
Alcohol13.7 %
AgingTime in barrel4 months
Barrel type and ageFrench and American oak casks, 60% new
Time in bottle before release6 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno