Viña Pomal Reserva 2013
Atypical vintage reminiscent of those of 25 or 30 years ago. Compared to recent years, there was a delay of almost a month. The year was particularly rainy with precipitation in excess of 1000 mm. It was relatively cold during the first part of the growth cycle until June and July, which were quite hot. After that, temperatures remained.
Moderately low for the rest of the season. The challenge this year was in applying the most suitable canopy and soil management approach. We arrived at th e end of the cycle considerably behind schedule.
Appearance: It has deep Picota cherry red with intense ruby rim.
Aroma: It is intense and elegant. It has floral notes and red fruit which blend with sweet spices of vanilla and roasted coffee.
Palate: It has a long lingering finish with the balance of great Riojas.
Pairings: This wine makes a perfect pairing with rice dishes, vegetables, vension and red meats.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed. The must then undergoes a moderately long maceration. Once alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed, the wines are drawn off and lightly clarified before being racked into barrels. The wine is aged 18 months in the barrels of American oak, 20% of which are new. During this time, the wine is drawn off 3 times to clarify it naturally, doing away with the need for later treatments. After its aging in the barrels, the wine is left in bottles for at least two more years before it it brought out on the market.
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