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Niel Santofimia 750ML 2014
Sku: 01193
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Country: Spain
Region: Castilla La Mancha
Sub-Region: Almansa
Grape Varietal: Grenache,Merlot
Type: Still wine
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The D.O. Almansa, where this winery is located in the southeast of the province of Albacete (Castile-La Mancha, Spain), in the transition zone between the high central plateau (La Mancha) and the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards are mostly around the towns of Almansa, Alpera, Bonete, Corral-Rubio, Higueruela, Hoya- Gonzalo, Petrola and El Villar de Chinchilla. This D.O. is the highest producer of Garnacha Tintorera worldwide, which is indigenous to this region. The climate is continental (long, hot summers, cold winters). Rainfall is sparse (350 mm per annum) and sporadic usually in spring and autumn in the form of violent storms, often in the form of hail. Temperatures can reach 38C in summer and -6C in winter. The grapes for this wine come from vineyards that are 30 years-old on average, planted in permeable lime-bearing soils that are poor in nutrients, and located on the town of Almansa at an altitude of 800-1,000 meters above sea level. The grapes are hand-harvested. The wine is fermented for 15 days in stainless steel closed tanks. It was aged for more than 3 months in French oak barrels before bottling.