Legaris Alcubilla de Avellaneda

Legaris Alcubilla de Avellaneda

D.O. Ribera del Duero
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Tasting Note
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Intense cherry color with garnet edging and faint bluish reflections.
Nose
Presents very elegant notes, the fruit and oak are in perfect harmony. There are notes of sweet and lively red fruit that bring freshness: candied cherries, pomegranate and stone fruits. When it opens, discreet floral notes appear.
Mouth
The tannin is very kind, it is integrated with the fruit. It is long, intense, its passage in the mouth is delicate and extremely elegant. It is round and very persistent.
Varietals
Tinto fino
100%
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 14,50%
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
The alcoholic fermentation took place in a small open tank in the form of a 2,000 liter capacity wine press. It was developed spontaneously, with autochthonous yeasts, with the sole purpose of preserving the uniqueness of this plot. Our intervention was minimal (except for frequent manual pummeling) and the expression of the grape is maximum. We do not control the fermentation temperature. The aging took place during 20 months in 5 new French barriques of 225 liters and a 500 liters cask. Afterwards, the wine remained for two months in an egg-shaped concrete deposit, where it was finished refining before being bottled in September 2017, obtaining 2,200 bottles. This new wine, like the rest of the most innovative range of the winery (Legaris Calmo, Páramos de Legaris [Legaris Moorlands) and Vinos de Pueblo [Village wines]), has a generic back label of 2015 harvest.
Vineyard (viticulture)

This wine has been made exclusively with the Tinto Fino variety. The grapes come from a vineyard of about 20 years located in Alcubilla de Avellaneda, a town belonging to the province of Soria that is located at 926 meters of altitude. We have selected a plot that crowns the hillside. The small vineyard is planted in clay soil with great water retention capacity and high iron concentration that gives it a reddish color.

Characteristics of the vintage

The 2015 vintage was one of the great harvests of the Ribera del Duero. A somewhat warmer and drier autumn than usual in these places gave way to a cold and long winter. Although until March the temperatures were up to 2 °C lower than usual, the minimum values were less extreme than in other years. Those cold preceded a few months with particularly high average temperatures, which accelerated the budding in the vineyard and the cycle of the vine in general. The trend remained on the rise, June was very warm and ended with a heat wave that lasted during the first half of July. The pluviometry was placed at values below the means. Finally, in September and October there was a slight decrease in daytime temperatures (25 °C maximum) and nighttime temperatures (around 7 °C minimum), which lengthened the vine cycle, benefited the ripening process and the grape's acidity. These days of additional maturity allowed us to achieve an optimum phenolic maturity of the grape, which in this vintage presented an impeccable health. The wines have a very high intensity of color, with notes of ripe red fruit sticking out. The palate is broad, with soft tannins and good structure, which presage a good aging potential in barrel.

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