Viticultura tradicional
orgánica y sostenible

Organic and sustainable
traditional viticulture

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Caras Norte Casa Aurora 2022

Sustainale, Organic & Traditional viticulture

Winery: Casa Aurora
Winemaking: Germán R. Blanco
Viticulture: Germán R. Blanco
Wine name: Caras Norte
Vintage: 2022
Vintage classification: excellent
Bottling date: november 2023
Vineyards: Las Baragayas
Altitude: 750m a.s.l.
Location: Villa de Albares
Region: Bierzo Alto
Sub-region: Boeza Valey
Soils:  red clay
Exposure: North 
Vineyard size: 0.25ha
Grape varieties :Palomino  (50%) Mencía (30%), Garnacha Tintorera, (15%), Doña Blanca , Godello, Portuguesa…(5%)
Vineyard age: 80 years old
Pruning: Traditional bush vines
Irrigation: No
De-budding: Yes
Suckering: No
Topping: No
Leaf-plucking: No
Green harvesting: No
Harvesting: By hand (strict selection) in small cases
Harvest date: first week of October  2023
Grape selection: Yes, in the vineyard
Destalking: yes
Crushing: No
Sulphur: Minimal dose at bottling
Tanks:  open barrels
Pre-fermentation maceration: No
Fermentation temperature: <25°C
Pumping over / punching down: Foot pressing and
regular punching down
Malolactic fermentation: Yes. In barrel
Ageing: The wine is aged 13 months in a 400l old French oak
Alcohol: 13 % by vol.
Filtration: No
Clarification: No
Stabilization: No
Production: 530 bottles of 75cl