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Pequenita Maturana - 2019

The color is amber. Aromas of harvest, grape, and blossom can be detected in the nose, which is followed by notes of pollen and dried orange peel. With a citrus and herbaceous background, this wine is powerful and refreshing in the mouth. Tannins that are firm but integrated, making it lengthy and deep.

  • Brand: Alonso & Pedrajo
  • Region:Rioja
  • Sub-Region:Rioja Alta
  • Commune/Village:Villalba
  • Varietal:Maturana Blanca
  • Color:White
  • Alcohol:14.0%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:Spain
  • How much so2 added:Wine with zero additives and little intervention.
  • Climate:Villlalba is characterized by a distinct change between the climates that make up its environment, primarily the continental climate but also with an important Atlantic influence and the Mediterranean weather through the entrance of the Ebro River at its north-western end, which separates the Sierra Cantabria from the Obarenes Mountains.
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:calcareous soils
  • Vineyard Size:0.5 ha
  • Fermentation:Grapes are partially crushed and fermented in 500-liter barrels and ancient clay amphorae to create wine. A three-week process of slow, spontaneous fermentation. In the amphora, it's sat on the skin for another four months after the alcoholic fermentation is complete. After maceration is complete, the wine is given a light press through the skins before going into the barrel to age.
  • Elevage:7 months in neutral barrels on its own fine lees in 100% French oak (500 l). The wine is preserved in the bottle for at least 12 months after bottling until it is ready to sell.
  • Winemaker Name:Alberto Pedrajo Pérez
  • Finning & Filtration:Yes
  • Scores:RP 93
  • Producer Website:https://alonsopedrajo.com
  • Total Production:1,362 bottles
  • Sustainable Practice:Yes

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