Wine from Small Plots Vallejo Avenas Chardonnay

ORIGIN

Venta del Moro. The Utiel-Requena Protected Designation of Origin enjoys a uniform geographical identity, seated upon a plateau with a diameter of 45 km, and common weather traits. It covers more than 1,800 km2 with an average altitude of 700 m above sea level.

GRAPE VARIETY

Bobal100%
100%

WINEMAKING

Direct, light pressing of the grapes, using the first fractions only. Fermentation at 18°C in the barrel, to rest on lees for 5 months. Ageing in 500-litre barrels for a minimum of 6 months This achieves the particular nature of the single variety, which together with the characteristics of the locality reflects such a distinctive personality.

SOIL AND WEATHER

Calcareous clay soil with a sandy clay texture. Shallow. The soil is poor, with the peculiarity of horizontal layers of limestone and red clayey loam and fine sandstone formed in the Tertiary Period. The climate is continental, influenced by the Mediterranean. The winters are long and cold; the summer is relatively short; autumn is short and temperatures undergo a sharp decline. Precipitation is 484 mm per year.

Color pale yellow, clean and bright. Good intensity and complexity aroma, fresh with predominant notes of ripe white fruit, pineapple, light citrus tones, and reminiscent of nuts. Good entry into the mouth, fresh and silky in the passage, it has a certain smoothness. Good acidity and a structured, balanced passage leading to a long finish. The ripe white fruit return in the aftertaste with a creamy sensation.

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