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Besllum 2012

GeneralWineryCeller Malondro
RegionMontsant
Town of productionCornudella de Montsant
VarietalCarinena 40%, Garnacha 50%, Syrah 10%
Total production of the wine9,000 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine20 to 75 years old (40 years average)
Yieldless than 1 to 1.6 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares200 acres
Elevation above sea level1300 to 2600 feet
Inclination of vineyard5 to 15 degrees south
Soil compositionmixture with a high concentration of calcarious clay, schist, and small sto
Irrigationno
HarvestHarvest methodby hand
Date of harvestOctober 15 to 22
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, type5 days of cold maceration; 80% in small stainless steel tanks, 20% in oak c
Alcoholic fermentation, duration22 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature75 to 78 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, type40% in French oak casks, 60% in small stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation, duration12 to 18 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature64 to 68 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.4
Volatile Acidity0.60 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.6 grams per liter
Residual Sugarless than 2 grams per liter
Alcohol14.4 %
AgingTime in barrel10 months
Barrel type and ageFrench Allier, American, and Hungarian oak; 50% new, balance up to 4 years
Time in bottle before release6 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno
Filteredyes, lightly