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Vintage: 2020.
D.O: Bierzo.
Grape variety: 85%mencia, 10% alicante Bouschet, 5%
white grapes and other varieties.
Area of the plot: 5 plots, totaling 1,4 hectareas.
Soil: clay and sand.
Vineyard altitude: between 510 and 560 meters.
Age of vineyards: more than 100 years.
Climate: continental and atlantic climate.
Planting density: 4.000 - 7.000 plants per hectare.
Harvest: manual.

Irrigation: no.
Production: 2.000 - 3.000 kg/ha.
Date of harvest: from August 27th to September 10th,
2020.
Fermentation: in 500 liters open barrels and 1.000 liters
containers.
Temperature control: no.
Filtration: no.
Alcohol: 13%.
Production: 4.236 bottles.

 

The Project of the winery includes a region wine, a village
wine and several plots within the reds. Valtuille represents
the village wine and its first vintage appears in 2016.
Valtuille is a homage by César Márquez to the village
which has seen him grow and where he has always lived.
In the 2020 vintage we find grapes from 5 different plots
of Valtuille: 12% of El Rapolao, 50% of Villegas, 15% of
Matalospardos, 8% of Las Gundiñas and 15% of El Val.
The soils of both plots have a high sandy content within the
clay.
Characteristics of the vintage:
A rainy autumn (more than 500 liters/m2

between October
and Decembre 2019) gave away to a dry and warm winter,
which led to an advance of about 15 days in the budding of
the vines, compared to the 2019 vintage. It had been tears
since the temparature in winter had been so spring-like. It
hardly snowed in the mountains surrounding El Bierzo.
April broughts some showers, but it was atypical compared
to the previous vintages.
Summer arrived with a cool June, a warm July, with nights
with average temperatures fo even 20 degrees Celsius. On
July 11th there was a storm with hailstorm that damaged
areas such El Llano, El Foco and even touched El Rapolao
a little. The cloud crossed the town diagonall, passing
through these places. At harvest, we were surprised by the
quality of the grapes.
The vintage stands out for being a year of mild

temperatures, with round wines from the beginning.The
harvest started on August 27th. It was a quick harvest to
avoid concentration and alcohol in the wines. This is a
great quality vintage of white wines in El Bierzo, and reds
are characterised by their elegance, fruit and finesse.
Elaboration
Our elaboration begins with the collection of grapes
manually. Fermentation takes place in containers of 500
and 1.000 liters, with 30% of the whole grape.
Each plot is vinified separately, including thewhite grape
in the mixture, as it appears in the vineyard.
The grapes are gently stepped on, so that a part of the
grapes remains whole in the fermentation, which is
carried out spontaneously by the yeast itself without
adding any other.
The macerations last between 14 and 28 days in which the
work of each day consisted of slightly dipping the cap once
a day.
After this the bleeding and pressing are done and it is left
to decant for 7 days. Then the wine is put into 500 liters
barrels.
Aging:
12 months in French oak barrels of 500 liters.
Bottling: November 12 th, 2021.

César Márquez Vino de Villa 2020

25٫00€السعر
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