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NOCTUA BLEND 2014 (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla)
Winery: QUINTA DE AVES
Type: 50% Tempranillo, 25% Graciano, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
Noctua means Owl in Latin. The grapes for Noctua are harvested at night. The Tempranillo grapes in Noctua are over 50 years old, with the other varieties being 16-18 years old average. This is also a great example of these Calatrava lands, with a very rich nose of ripe red fruits and some blackberries. It is a spicy wine with notes of Vanilla, flowers, minerals, toffee, and dark chocolate. In the mouth is very smooth and velvety, but rich and structured with a long finish. It spends 6 months in mostly French and some American oak barrels. This wine should improve considerably in the next few moths and have a long shelf life.
50+ year old Tempranillo vines. Other grapes average 16-18 years old.
6 Months in French and American oak barrels.
Night time hand picked harvest.
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