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Lelia Garnacha Syrah 2014

GeneralWineryBodegas Sucesores de Manuel Piquer
RegionCariñena
Town of productionMuel
VarietalGarnacha 50%, Syrah 50%
Total production of the wine18,000 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine25 to 30 years old
Yield1.19 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares200 acres
Elevation above sea level1970 feet
Inclination of vineyardup to 20 degrees south
Soil compositionmixture with a high concentration of miocene clay with many stones
Irrigationno
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestOctober 18 to 25
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration10 to 15 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature78 to 84 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration30 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature71 to 77 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.58
Volatile Acidity0.44 grams per liter
Total Acidity3.2 grams per liter
Residual Sugar2.40 grams per liter
Alcohol13.4 %
AgingTime in barrel4 months
Barrel type and ageFrench and American oak
Time in bottle before release4 to 6 months
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes, lightly