RED WINE WITH 14 MONTHS OF AGING, RIBERA DEL DUERO

YOTUEL FINCA SAM MIGUEL 2009

GRAPE VARIETY:           Tinta del País 100%.

SOIL:          Loam and clay, at the very lower part with sandy parts.

CLIME: A cold winter and a not so warm March delayed the shoot. But the high temperatures in May and in June compensated it. Flowering took place without any problem. A dry summer with notable differences of temperature from night to day resulted in perfect phenols.

VINEYARD:          Finca San Miguel (0,65 ha), planted in 1925 in the traditional bush style. The plot slopes down towards the North. In very cold and very wet years this could cause problems, in hot and dry years these are perfect conditions.

HARVEST:                        Hand picked on the 29th of September 2009. The grapes were destemmed, the must fermented using only the yeasts of the grapes. Total maceration time: 18 days. The malolactic fermentation ran in barrels of French oak.

AGEING:    During 14 months in these barrels.

PRODUCTION:     640 bottles and 29 magnum bottles.

ALCOHOL DEGREE:                  14,0 % by Vol


BODEGA:   “LA FAMILIA” Bodegas y Viñedos Gallego Zapatero is a family run winery deeply rooted in a vinegrower’s history which elaborates wine using uniquely grapes of their own vineyards. Both the vineyards and the winery are situated in Anguix, in the ancient centre of the Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero    

VINEYARDS.: “LOS PILARES DE ESTE PROYECTO” The nine plots run by the winery - Valdepalacios, San Miguel, Otero, La Morris, Camino Viejo, Molino, La Nava, Dujos, and Pincharatas – are entirely situated in Anguix. The overall nine hectares of vineyards show perfectly the diversity of various types of soil, orientations , forms of training, altitudes, and ages of the vines.  Using the traditional, organic way of cultivating vines results both in low yields as well as in a high quality of the grapes, which form the base of our wines: YOTUEL    

WINES.: “FRUTO DEL RESPETO A NUESTRA UVA” In order to interpret well the different types of terroir we elaborate the grapes of each plot on its own.  Finally there are two types of wines: estate wines and single vineyard wines.   Two of the wines show the typicity of the origin Anguix as well as the philosophy of the winery: Fruit, elegance and kindness.  

YOTUEL SELECCION  AND  YOTUEL ROBLE  

Each of the three other wines add a new dimension: because the grapes come from always one single plot they also demonstrate the personalities of the three single vineyards.  

YOTUEL FINCA LA NAVA,  YOTUEL FINCA CAMINO VIEJO,  YOTUEL FINCA VALDEPALACIOS  AND  YOTUEL FINCA SAN MIGUEL  

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