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Ochoa Reserva 2008

GeneralWineryBodegas Ochoa
Town of productionOlite
VarietalTempranillo 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 15%
Total production of the wine1800 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wineAbout 30 years
Yield2.0 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectaresTempranillo 42 acres, Cab. Sauv. 22 acres, Merlot 11 acres
Elevation above sea level1350 feet
Inclination of vineyardsouth and southwest
Soil compositionmixed with high concentration of clay, gravel and limestone
HarvestHarvest methodmechanical
Date of harvestend of September to middle of October
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration12 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature80 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein oak barrels
Malolactic fermentation, duration15 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature68 degrees F
Volatile Acidity0.65 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.7 grams per liter
Residual Sugar2.0 grams per liter
Alcohol14 %
AgingTime in barrel14 months
Barrel type and ageTempranillo in American oak, Cab. Sauv. and Merlot in French oak
Time in bottle before releaseminimum 24 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno