A fourth generation family business of winery owners and viticulturists, Bodegas Escudero began in 1852. Our great-grandfather, Juan Escudero, began to elaborate wines in a wine cellar carved into a mountain with a stone wine press and six oak casks of 250 cántaras, each with the approximate capacity of 24,000 litres. His ancestors had been cultivating the vines. The elaborated wines were sold in wineskins (a cask made from the skin of a goat and tar) to the small towns of the Sierra de la Demanda ó Cameros Viejos enjoying much prestige among these towns. The elaboration of cava, however, is more recent. Benito Escudero (present owner of the winery) began to elaborate the first bottles of cava that now constitutes one of the most important products of our winery.
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60% Chardonnay, 40% Viura.
Alcohol :12,5 %.
Elaboration : The grapes come from vineyards owned by the winery in
Grávalos, at an altitude between 700 and 800 m. above sea level. The
harvest was done in mid-September withj the variety Chardonnay and
early October with the Viura variety. Fermented in fine American oak
barrels of 225 liters. Once fermented and remained with the lees until
mid-March with the lees being removed "batton" earlier every day and
more sparsely after. The tirage was done the last week of April.
Tasting Note: Straw yellow, greenish and gold. Fine bubbles, forms
rosaries and a good crown. Aromas of ripe fruit, smoky, toast and
vanilla from the cask. Weil homogeneous strong and flavorful with a
soft end point of acidity that makes it very pleasant.
Food Match : Hot and cold starters, oysters, game, fresh foie gras.
Goes weil with almost all dishes.
Tasting date : 14 Jan 2011
Maturity : Op dronk
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