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BODEGAS Y VINEDOS ILURCE
Rio Madre 2014

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90 POINTS - VINOUS MEDIA      [Read More]

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Ownership: The Escudero family.
Location: The vineyards are located in the town of Alfaro (La Rioja), in the hillsides of Monte Yerga, 1,800 ft. (600 m) above sea level.
D.O.: Rioja
Vineyards: The vineyards are planted on 148 acres (60 ha) of well-drained slopes with excellent exposure to the sun. Low yields and a high rate of selection at harvest are goals of this property.
Soils: Mix of chalky and alluvial soils.
Climate: Continental, with the typical influence of the Atlantic weather of that part of Rioja.
The grapes for this wine come from vineyards that are 40 years old, on average, planted on vaso system on chalky soils located at 600 m (1,800 ft) above sea level. The grapes are hand-harvested into small baskets to prevent bruising. The bunches are brought to triage tables for selection of only the healthiest, ripest grapes. Stainless steel fermented with remontage.


OVERVIEW

REGION: La Rioja
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APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa
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FERMENTATION: Stainless steel with pump overs
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PRODUCTION: 5000 cs for USA
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COLOR / TYPE: Red Dry Still
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VARIETIES: 100% Graciano
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MATURATION: 11 months in French Oak
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