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Abad dom Bueno Mencia 2015

GeneralWineryBodegas del Abad
RegionBierzo
Town of productionValtuille de Abajo and Valtuille de Arriba
VarietalMencia
Total production of the wine10,000 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wineApprox. 60 to 80 years old
Yield2.39 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares70 acres
Elevation above sea level1600 to 2100 feet
Inclination of vineyardvariable 0 to 20 degrees
Soil compositionmixture with a high concentration of clay, slate, and stones
Irrigationno
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestsecond week of September
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small conical shape stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, durationcold maceration for 7 days, fermentation for 25 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature73 to 77 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, type50% in stainless steel tanks and 50% in oak casks
Malolactic fermentation, duration23 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature68 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.68
Volatile Acidity0.45 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.0 grams per liter
Residual Sugar1.4 grams per liter
Alcohol13.5%
AgingTime in barrel10 months
Barrel type and age60% French oak, 40% American oak; 40% new, 50% 1 year, 10% 2 year
Time in bottle before releaseminimum 8 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno
Filteredyes