VINEYARDS: FUENTE BLAS consists of several “roales” (tiny plots) of 0.64 to 1.04 ha, planted by the end of XIX c. It is located in the Upper Axarquia region, at an altitude above 800 m. on a slope of 68% steepness. The vines follow a vaso pruning system and the yields are below 2,000 kg/ha.
SOILS: The Axarquia region is located to the east of Malaga. The origin of its soils are in the Paleozoic. Its metamorphic soils consists of schists, dotted with white quartz . Very poor in organic content. The vineyards grow directly on the mother rock.
CLIMATOLOGY: the mild Mediterranean climate of the Axarquia is conditioned by the influence of the Mediterranean to the South, and the mountainous barrier of Tejeda and Almijara Sierras in the north that protects it from the cold north winds.
The region has a sub-humid, Mediterranean climate with an average temperature of 16 °C. Annual rainfall is between 500 and 600 mm, with torrential rains.
HARVEST: hand-picked in 9 kg boxes, with the help of mules.
VINIFICATION: MONTICARA is made with the free-run juice. Fermented and aged in new french oak barrels for 10 months.
TASTING NOTES: Straw yellow. Very clean and bright. Delicate aromas of moscatel and white flowers, tangerine, fresh herb and subtle nuances of wood. In the palate, volume and structure. Memories of white fruit and quince flavours and with a kind touch of bitterness. Long and persistent finish. Extremely elegant.
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