César Márquez "Sufreiral"

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  • Varieties: Mostly Mencía, some Garnacha Tintorera and some whites creating a field blend. Appearance: Clear, medium-violet. Nose: Clean, pronounced and elegant with no noticeable oak and floral undertones. Palate: Dry, Medium-light in body. Very balanced, with fine tannins, great balance and intensity, with a chalky sensation in the texture. Vinification: From limestone-rich soils, quite unusual in Bierzo. The vineyard (100-120 year old vines) is on a southeast-facing slope at 620 meters altitude. Whole clusters fermented in two open-top 225- liter oak barrels with indigenous yeasts, foot trodden and with a long maceration. It matured in those barrels after being pressed for one year. 268 bottles produced. Recommended Food Pairing: Cecina, rabbit, or slow-roasted stews.
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