Finca Terrerazo 2019 | Bobal
Vineyards located in the Utiel at 800 meters above sea level with limestone soil. 100% Bobal.
Manual harvest with cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation of destemmed grapes in small 35-hectoliter oak vats for 8-10 days, vatting for approximately two weeks, malolactic fermentation in barrels with abundant stirring for a month, and aging of 21 months in French oak barrels until bottling.
COLOR: cereza brillante
AROMA: expresión frutal, fruta roja, floral, especiado, hierbas de monte, balsámico
BOCA: sabroso, frutoso, buena acidez, especiado, taninos rugosos
The 2019 Finca Terrerazo has similar parameters to the 2018 I tasted next to it: 14% alcohol, a slightly lower pH (3.542) and higher acidity (6.15 grams measured in tartaric acid). It also fermented in 3,500- and 5,000-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts and a soft extraction, and it had an élevage in those containers of 18 months. There is a step up in precision here, quite noticeable when tasting it next to the 2018. It's subtle, elegant and insinuating. It was a very good vintage for this wine. In 2018, the vineyards suffered from hail, and the wine shows more clarity here, it's more transparent and pure, it has symmetry and very fine tannins. This has to be the finest Finca Terrerazo so far. 29,360 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2021.