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GRAPE:100% Viura. Vines planted in 1973. Tended in clay and limestone soil at 630 m (2,067 ft) elevation
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:This clean, zesty white with citrus and herbal aromas and flavors of pear and lemon pairs well with chicken and seafood, particularly with spicy preparations.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:After harvest, the skins mix with the unfermented juice for five hours at 45F. This pre-fermentation â€
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:The twenty vineyard parcels that go into the making of this great wine are at approximately 568 meters (1,865 ft.) elevation. The soils are red clay and sand with alluvial sediments. The climate conditions of this area are very beneficial to wine growing. The average temperature from April-October is 61.5 F with 18.3 inches of yearly rainfall. The moderately warm days and cool nights of this Continental Atlantic climate forces the grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in wines that show brighter aromas and more fruit flavors.
TASTING NOTES:Bright straw. Zesty citrus and orchard fruit aromas show good clarity and hints of quinine and tarragon. Dry and focused on the palate, offering bitter lemon pith and pear skin flavors that put on weight with air. Finishes with firm cut and grip, leaving a subtle herbal note behind.
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