Davila C100

BRAND: Davila C100
WINERY: Adegas Valmiñor
VARIETY: 100% Castañal
TYPE OF WINE: Red
APPELLATION: Rías Baixas
AGEING: 6 months
DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 17-18ºC

Vineyard

Castañal grape is an indigenous red variety that can be only be found in O Rosal area, in the Rías Baixas appellation. Bunches are medium size, round shape and black-blue color, and its skin is colorless until the grape reaches the ripening point. In order to limit the production to 7.000 kg/ha, the system to conduct the plant is double rope with a 3 thumbs/arm and 2 bud/thumb short pruning. The plantation density is between 2.000 and 2.500 plants/ha. The soil is acid and it is formed by stones and metamorphic schist’s rocks. The space between vines is made of natural vegetative cover formed by indigenous species like ray-grass and white clover. Harvest takes place around end of September.

Ellaboration

Handmade harvest in 20kg cases and careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard. There is a selection table in the winery, destemming before entering stainless steel tanks. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation made under controlled temperature (25-27ºC) for approximately ten days. Malolactic fermentation is made in stainless steel tanks. Six months of ageing in French oak barrels. Bottling. After this process the wine is aged in bottle for, at least, three months prior its distribution.

Tasting

Castañal has a bright cherry red color. It has fruity aromas such as ripe cherries, blackberries and pleasant memories of menthol and herbaceous aromas. In the mouth it is soft and fresh, expressing a unique and persistent Atlantic character, which will make you feel like keeping on drinking this unique worldwide wine.

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