Brand:  La Tinaja de Aranzazu 2017. First vintage 2016.

Zone: Castrelo Village: Cambados (without appellation).

Grape: 100 % albariño.

Plot: Plot Paraje Mina; more than 30 years old vines; trained in the traditional Pergola style .

Exposure: Facing to the west.

Soil: granitic, sandy soils.

2017 vintage: Warm winter. Early sprout 17-19 March. Hot spring and summer with high temperatures but constant that caused an optimal maturation without caused hydric stress. Beginning of harvest on August 30,2017.

Vinification: Clusters selected by hand in the vineyards. Quickly transported to the winery in  15 kg crates. The grapes were not destemmed before going into a pneumatic press for a low pressure pressing. Fermented and raised on the lees in amphora (Padilla Pottery) during 9 months, with its own yeasts and without addiction of any type of product except sulfur. Batonage weekly for 3 months and aging on its lees for 6 months until bottling. Bottling without clarification, filtered and sulfurous in moderate doses.

Bottled: July 06,  2017 (fruit day). Aging in bottle for 5 months.

Production: 304 bottles.
La Tinaja de Aránzazu

Paraje Mina      tinaja   

                       Photo: Plot  Paraje MIna                                     Tinaja de barro (Alfarería Padilla)

Total Ac.: 6,5 g/l
pH: 3,38
% Vol.: 13,0º
Res. sugar: 1,0 g/l
   La Tinaja de Aránzazu