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Besllum 2008

GeneralWineryCellar Besllum
Town of productionCornudella de Montsant
VarietalCarinena 45%, Garnacha 45%, Syrah 10%
Total production of the wine20,000 bottles
Name of winemakerRamon Valls
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine40 years old, average
Yield2,500 kg / hectare
Size of vineyard, hectares10 hectares
Elevation above sea level550 - 750 meters
Inclination of vineyard5 degrees south
Soil compositionclay, schist, limestone
HarvestHarvest methodby hand
Date of harvestOctober 10 to November 10, 2008
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration20 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature24 - 28 degrees C
Malolactic fermentation, typein French oak casks, new
Malolactic fermentation, duration25 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature18 degrees C
CharacteristicsAlcohol14 %
AgingTime in barrel16 months
Barrel type and ageFrench Allier Oak, new
Time in bottle before release6 months
BottlingCold stabilizedno
Filteredyes, lightly