San Gonzalo Blanco Barrica, long live Vulcanic and Terpenic Malvasia!!!
- Alcoholic strength: 12,5 % vol.
- Location: P.D.O. Islas Canarias.
- Grapes varieties:
- 30% Gual
- 30% Marmajuelo
- 20% Sabro
- 20% Vijariego
- Harvest date: Throughout the month of September and the first fortnight of October.
- Serving temperature: 12 ºC.
- Food matching: Perfect with grilled fish courses, aged and spicy cheese, excellent with game courses.
- Tasting notes:
San Gonzalo Blanco Barrica looks clear, bright, of average intensity, with a yellow trending to greenish shades color. It’s fermented in new French oak barrels. It has a special flavor conferred by the malvasia, reminiscent of dried fruit, vanilla, flowers and rounded shape fruits. In the mouth it is fresh, round, balanced, with a fennel aftertaste and a well balanced acidity.
Analytical data sheet:
- Residual sugars: 0,6 gr/l
- Total acidity: 5,38 gr/l
- pH: 3,43
- Volatile acidity: 0,19 gr/l
- Total amount of sulfur: 161 mg/l
Production method: Once all the grapes have been de-stemmed, they are incubated in self-emptying, stainless steel tanks. Maceration at 27 degrees continues for six or seven days with continuous daily pumping overs, in order to extract the best color and best aromas. After racking and cleansing, wine is left to rest in stainless steel tanks, waiting for the last treatments. Once stabilized against tartaric precipitation, wine is aged in French oak barrels for 4 months and finally bottled after decanting and filtration.