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Soplo 2012

GeneralWineryBodegas Rafael Cambra
RegionValencia
Town of productionFontanars dels Alforins
VarietalGarnacha Tintorera
Total production of the wine40,000 bottles
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine25 years
Yield1.4 tons / acre
Size of vineyard, hectares10 acres
Elevation above sea level2150 feet
Inclination of vineyard2 degrees southeast
Soil compositionhigh concentration of sand with many stones
Irrigationno
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestSeptember 15
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration10 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature73 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration18 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature64 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.5
Volatile Acidity0.48 grams / liter
Total Acidity5.2 grams / liter
Residual Sugar1.8 grams / liter
Alcohol13.5 %
AgingTime in tank12 months
Time in barrel4 months
Barrel type and ageFrench oak, 2 - 5 years old
Time in bottle before release14 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes, lightly