Brand: Coccinella 2016; first vintage: 2012.
Appellation: Salnes; Rías Baixas
Grape: 100 % albariño.
Plots: Inxertal; more than 100 years old vines, trained in the traditional Pergola style .
Exposure: Facing to the south west.
Soil: granitic, sandy soils.
2016 vintage: Warm winter. Early sprout (late February) then vegetative break by a drop in temperature. Hot summer with temperatures above 30ºC that caused hydric stress. Very fast ripening . Beginning of harvest on September 7.
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 with its own yeasts and raised on the lees for 11 months in an old 400 liter barrel. Bottled with modest levels of SO2 and without clarification.
Bottled: August 22, 2017. Aging in bottle for 3 months.
Production: 494 bottles.
Photo: Plot Inxertal
Total Ac.: 7 g/l
% Vol.: 12,3º
Res. sugar: 1,5 g/l