Red wine Legaris – Legaris Crianza 2013
The total time of aging in barrels of Legaris Crianza it has been 12 months and this has been carried out in different tonelerías, half French oak and half american oak, a 25% of new barrel. The special feature of the wine red wine Legaris proceeds of the vineyard and its modern vine-growing techniques that assist in the excellent care of the grapes avoiding unnecessary treatments.
The grape is transferred quickly to the winery to maintain its qualities. After de-stemming, the grape reaches virtually the whole of the deposits of stainless steel, drafted separately the different origins of the grapes. We do a cold pre-fermentation maceration (10 ºC) during 3-4 days in order to extract aromas and colour and then let it gradually increase the temperature. The wines start the alcoholic fermentation and natural way to express the typicality of our different terroirs of the D. Or. Ribera del Duero made with their own indigenous yeasts. Fermentation temperatures range between 26 and 28 ° c. The devatting or drawing off is performed between 14-16 days from the vatting. Parenting media in the barrel has been 12 months in bordeaux barrels, selected in a ratio of 50% French oak of fine grain and 50% american oak, in both cases, with a 20% of new barrels. In order to increase the complexity of our Legaris Crianza, in blend end of this harvest has involved a total of 22 tonelerías. This red wine has not been stabilized by cold, so that for their production of natural might present sediment. To fine-tune the wine was a soft clarification with egg white and started bottling in August 2016.
In our Legaris Crianza we want to express the uniqueness and complexity of the Ribera del Duero, for which we selected different vineyards in various geographical areas:
– Pesquera de Duero, Valbuena de Duero, Manzanillo, Melida and Peñafiel in the province of Valladolid, with altitudes understood between the 750 and the 880 meters, the predominant soils are lighter that give rise to wines that are more aromatic.
– Roa, The Horra, Hontoria Part, Valdeande, Villalbilla de Gumiel, Fuentenebro, Boada de Roa, Moradillo de Roa, Olmedillo de Roa in the Burgos province, with altitudes understood between the 810 and the 970 meters, where the soils are clayey-calcareous, and provide structure and power to our wines.
Also we count with own vineyards (93 You) in the farms of Curiel de Duero (Valladolid) and San Martín de Rubiales (Burgos), whose vineyards began to be planted in 1999 and currently follow a system of cultivation of Double Cord Royal, in which we make sustainable viticulture with plant cover. In this vintage 2014 we started to harvest the Tinto Fino the 27 of September and ended the 8 October. The Cabernet Sauvignon the same the 20 October.
The first frost came during the month of October, at the end of the cycle. With regard to the temperatures, we can talk about a mild winter. At the start of the spring, the temperatures were remarkably high, this accelerated 10 days the sprouting of the vineyard. It was not until the second half of August so that the maximum temperatures were the own of this time. Although it really noticeable in terms of the temperatures of this cycle has occurred during the months of September and October, in which the temperatures were far superior to the usual, being the constant and hot sunny days, what said finally the maturation of the fruit. The rainfall of this vintage has been lower than expected.
Tasting notes: LEGARIS – LEGARIS CRIANZA 2013
- View: Cherry red Color of very high-intensity with violet tones.
- Nose: Features aromas of black fruit very mature, well integrated with nuances of toasted wood and balsamic of your stay in the barrel.
- Mouth: The wine is broad, balanced, elegant and with a long aftertaste.
At the end of 1998, the Codorníu Group materialized their presence in the D. O. Ribera del Duero with the purchase of 90 hectares of land in the municipalities of Curiel de Duero (Valladolid) and San Martín de Rubiales (Burgos).
Just a few months later, in the spring of 1999, they planted the first vineyards, and in April of 2000 he was beginning to establish itself as the future bodega Legaris. The first wines of the winery, from selected vineyards, are a Foster and a Book that went to market for the first time at the beginning of 2003.
The two vineyards of Legaris have been planted with Thin Ink, although it is expected that within a period of time a 20% of the lands are devoted to the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is situated at a height of between 700 and 850 meters above sea level soil loose, abundant in limestone, poor in iron and low fertility.
The building that houses Legaris was designed and built by the architect Domingo Triay, architect, among other works, from the bodegas Raimat and Trough. Legaris has a structure essentially functional and its distribution responds to the rational flow of the process of elaboration of the wine. Located a few kilometres from the town of Peñafiel, the winery is distributed in the form of a cross, on two levels and has a structure markedly cubic.
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