Viña Ardanza 2009

D.O.C. Denomination of Origin Rioja Red wine 13,5% 2009
19.40 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

The winter’s water reserves allowed the grapes to reach the end of the cycle despite the strong heat and drought of summer.
in the right way. The rains in September slowed down the ripening process and encouraged the alcoholic and phenolic balance.
of the grape. It was a decisive turning point, as the weather was very favourable from then on until the end of the harvest.
THE HARVEST The Tempranillo grape (80%) comes from our 30-year-old La Cuesta and Montecillo estates, located in Fuenmayor and Cenicero, and the
Garnacha (20%) comes from La Pedriza in Tudelilla (RiojaBaja) at 550 m above sea level. This 67-hectare estate has the following conditions
unbeatable for the cultivation of this variety. The vines are planted on very poor soil covered with pebbles which, with yields of less than
5.000 kg /ha, it offers us a very typical grape
VINEYARDS AND VARIETIES The grapes were hand-picked in mid-October and transported in trucks.
refrigerated to the warehouse. Alcoholic fermentation took place naturally and at controlled temperatures. The
malolactic acid concluded at the end of the year. In March 2010 the wine was transferred to separate American oak barrels: the
Tempranillo for 36 months, with six manual rackings in barrels of 4 years of average age, and the Garnacha during
30 months, with 5 manual rackings, in barrels of 2 and 3 wines. After the final coupage, it was bottled in May 2014.