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.Fatum Blanco 2013
By Manuel Manzaneque Suárez vine-grower and wine-maker
Apellation of Origin: La Mancha
Vintage’s qualification: Very good.
Varieties: 80% Airen, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Moscatel grano menudo
Vineyard age: Airen 30 years old, Sauvignon and Moscatel 20 years old. Vineyards located in different areas of D.O. La Mancha like La Roda (Albacete) and Pozoamargo (Cuenca). The vineyard is worked in a traditional viticulture, almost ecologic and with low yield per plant, around 25 Hl/ha. The wine is elaborated with excellent raw material, using only the best and balanced grapes and looking for a good acidity.
Types of soil: lime and clay soils.
Grape harvested in September, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel on September 2nd and Airen on September 15th. Each area is harvested when each variety reach their optimum state of ripeness, vintage in a dry summer with leveled temperatures, and an especially rainy Spring which give freshness and a good acidity to the wine
Vinification: cold pelicular maceration for 12 hours to extract the smells. Fermentation at 16ºC in stainless steel deposit with autocthonous yeast, respecting the tipicity from raw material.
Fatum is a funny and hedonistic wine, nice, fresh, well equilibrated between alcohol grade and acidity, a wine to enjoy, made from a really quality grapes and great respect for raw materials, keeping the tipicity of autocthonous variety Airen, specially in mouth, and complemented with the elegance and richness from Sauvignon and the aromatic character of Moscatel. A great wine with an unbeatable quality/price ratio.
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