Nela Joven. Utiel Requena

nela joven2Story of the wine

In Dog’s year (2018) we brought from the Valencia Way of Santiago a nice and funny wine whose name come from the pet that saw Chozas Carrascal start and grow. “Nela” shared the love of the family and the staff for raising up this winery and their work for making Author Wines, and one of the best wines of DO Utiel Requena, made from 100% Bobal grapes, our local variety. We see in “Nela”, from exceptional fruits, the love for humanized nature, and humanity harmonized with creation.

Winemaking

From vineyards located between 800 and 850 m above sea level, in a climate where is Mediterranean climate with Continental influences throughout the year, soil conditions are the best one for growing vines because those soils are the same as the surrounding mountains. First there is a natural compost layer, then limestone at the roots level and sandy soils underneath, which helps draining very well.
In september, we started harvesting organic Bobal vines. Then the whole vinification process happens in concrete tanks. The maceration lasts for 2 weeks and the alcoholic fermentation occurs below 25*C.

Tasting notes

Red ruby color with violet hues color. Nose clean and fresh aromas of cherries and strawberries. Hints of licorice and herbs. We find a well balanced palate and filled with red fruits. Fresh acidity, fruit driven, herbaceous notes and pleasant finish.

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CHOZAS CARRASCAL WINERY