Telmo Rodríguez

Almuvedre 2015

Valdeorras, Spain

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Almuvedre is a monovarietal wine from Monastrell. It represents the spirit of the Mediterranean with the southern and lumious expression that Monastrell manages to offer in a unique way. The vineyards are in Collado de Salinas, Madara, Falcones, Solaneta and Tumanes. Almuvedre is 100% Monastrell, a synonym for the Mourvedre of Provence.

VINEYARD

The grapes for Al Muvedre are grown in the villages of Collado de Salinas, Madara, Falcones,
Solaneta and Tumanes. Viticulture in this region is traditionally unirrigated, and the busy pruned
vines are carefully looked after by long-time winemaking families. The grapes are grown on
bush vines planted in sandy loam soils sometimes with pebbles on the surface, yields are
often less than 2/3 of a ton of fruit per acre. Even though the area is a hot Mediterranean one,
the sea has a cooling effect, resulting in a late harvest and moderate alcohol content.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are harvested by hand only. Indigenous natural yeasts were used, and careful
fermentation in concrete and stainless-steel tanks helps preserve the spicy character of the
varietal. The wine is racked several times during the winter in order to develop the aromas,
and bottled in the spring. The wine is matured for 6-8 months.

Color

Red

Appellation

Valdeorras, Spain

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