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Lucatoni Chardonnay Reserva

Location Estate: Yerbas Buenas Sub-region: Maule Valley Soil: Sandy loam   Viniculture Age of vines: 8 years Vine management system: Trellis Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre) Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 metric tons/acre) Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the first half of March. Climate Cool temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime, moderately warm summers (influence of the Andes mountains) and very rainy winters. Soil Shallow alluvial soils of sandy loam, brownish-gray, rocky; subsoil composed of boulders and rounded rocks in sandy matrix. Vinification Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Cerevisiae) Temperature: 16-18 degrees Celsius (61-64 Fahrenheit); fermentation with French oak staves; final fermentation with aeration. Aging: Batonnage with fine lees during two months. Tasting Notes Appearance: Straw yellow with gold highlights. Nose: Intense nose of pineapple, vanilla and almond blossoms. In mouth: Mouth entry fresh; round in the middle-mouth with notes of citrus and pineapple;.
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Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla La Mancha

Bodegas Mirabueno (Castilla La Mancha) From north to sourth and east to west, Castilla La Mancha is an excellent land for winemaking. Some of its regions have been called “the cellars of Europe”, and the quality of its wines is recognized universally, both for its cultivation of foreign and domestic grape varietals. The varietals of grape cultivated are Viura, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Aireén. Castilla La Mancha is composed of five regions, each with its own climates and topographies and thus different varieties of grape. Very deeply ingrained in the local customs, the vineywards have developed a local wine culture in which you can get to intimately know each winery and the land surrounding it. The ample modernization in the last third of the twentieth century has given birth to more than 600 brands of wines under the DO Tierra de Castilla designation, each with its own exceptional.
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DO Navarra

Bodegas Aroa  (Zurukoain, Navarra) Bodegas De Sarria  (Puente la Reina, Navarra) The diversity of climates and landscapes A key characteristic of the D.O. Navarra area is the extraordinary diversity of its climate and landscape wich spread across more than 100 kilometres lying between the area around Pamplona in the north and the Ebro river plain to the south. The fact is that Navarra enjoys an exceptional location, one which is practically unique in the Iberian Peninsula and is marked by the confluence of the Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean climates. The proximity of the Bay of Biscay, the influence of the Pyrenees and the temperate incluence of the Ebro valley are all key factors in giving Navarra its unique range different climates. These climatic differences mark the Navarran landscape, where more than 11,500 hectares dedicated to the Designation of Origin are distributed across the different ecosystems and crop growing conditions: slopes; river.
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DO Penedes

Bodegas Jean Leon  (Torrelavit, Barcelona) The Land & Climate The land and the vineyards know neither geographical nor political divisions. The Penedès region is wide and open, covering a long strip of land between the sea and the mountains, half-way between Barcelona and Tarragona.. Zones In the heart of the inland Catalan depression, between the inland mountains and the small plains of the mediterranean coast, you’ll find the Penedès vineyards. The DO is made up of three distinct zones: The Penedès Superior (near the inland mountain range), The Penedès Marítim (between the sea and the coastal hills) and the plain between these areas, known as the Penedès Central. Micro-climates The Penedès enjoys a wide variety of micro-climates, marked by the different altitudes and the proximity of the sea. The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild and warm. The Penedès Marítim (Baix Penedès and Garraf counties) is milder due to the proximity.
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