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Taruguin – 2016, 2016

By Demencia Wines

  • Appellation: Vin de Table
  • Region: Castilla y León
  • Country: Spain
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Tempranillo, Albillo Real
  • Soil type: Sand
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Filtered - Paper 1 microns.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 22 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:In the area, the common characteristic of the soils is the calcareous rock found at a depth and that provide the grapes its mineral qualities, while impeding the roots from reaching deeper layers. We have begun working in our old vines in 2010. The Old Vines were plant in a terroir with a topsoil of sand although the bed is made-up of rock, its exposure, and its south orientation and, allows the plant to have a great maturation. But the winds that comes from the east, and the altitude (908 meters above the sea), give us the perfect balance for getting a fresh and varietal wines very pleasant. In the Vineyards, there are mostly Tinta del País plants, but there are also some Albillo plants that we used too.

About Demencia Wines

Castilla y León, Spain

Our dream is to create a great wine, based on our understanding of the vineyard, its terroir, and the native grapes of the Mencia varietal. Our mission is to create a sustainable project. We are an artisan producer creating traditional wines tied to the local culture, which we hope will become a benchmark for quality wine in El Bierzo.

We also do blended wines from different varieties in the same plot, just fermented grape juice. Nature-friendly and low-intervention wines that express their place of origin that came from organic agriculture that stimulate microbial life, boost the inmune systems of plants, and improve soil fertility.

In the cellar, we don’t use additives and our grapes contains everything the wine needs. We manage spontaneous fermentation and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. We only add a few quantity of sulfites after malo, and another little bit before bottleling, with level below 25 mg/l.