Valtuille El Val

Vintage: 2022.

Grape variety: 100% godello.

Plots: Unique plot in the place “El Val”, with west orientation.

Soils: : Clay soils with stones.

Age of vineyards: Vineyards over 20 years old.

Planting density: 4.000-5.000 plants per hectare.

Production density: 5.000 kilograms per hectare.

Climate: Continental and atlantic.

Anual production: 2.200 botellas.

Alcohol content: 13%.

Wine description:

Valtuille _ El Val is made with grapes from the area “El Val”, The orientation of the area makes it one of the coolest areas in Valtuille, where the ripening of the grape arrives twenty days later than in the opposite place, Villegas, located just about one hundred meters away.

Characteristics of the vintage:

After a dry 2020, a rainy December gave away to a cold and dry January in which Philomena storm took place. In February, due to the high temperatures, the almond trees blossomed.

From March to June it hardly rained and the temperatures were high.

This led to an advance in the budding of the vines and increase the risk of frost.

Summer arrived with a rainy June and a hailstorm at the end of the month. As in 2018 vintage, the high summer temperatures motivated a lot of work in the vineyard, in order to save the vintage from the fungus. July was once again dry, so much that as the harvest approached, the grapes reached a ripening point around 12 – 13% alc. vol., where they stopped and it was difficult to continue ripening.

We began the harvest on August 27th with the vineyards in full ripeness and not very high alcohol. We decided to use a larger part of whole grapes than in 2020 vintage and to macerate the wines for longer.

The vintage is similar to the 2018. The white wines are fresh and the reds show elegance, fruit and finesse.

Elaboration:

The grape is collected manually in a single day.

When we reach the winery, after destemming, the must is pressed and remains cold for 24 hours.

After this process, we transfer the must to 500 liter barrels, in which fermentation takes place and subsequent aging during a natural year.

The barrels are emptied for bottling five days before the next harvest.