500m altitude, vineyard planted before 1940. In Nekea’s vineyards, everything from plantings, varieties, rootstocks, clones, soil types, and cultural practices have been oriented towards the goal of healthy, disease free, ripe grapes, and maintaining respect for the environment. Yield: 1.5 to 2.0 tons per acre
Hillsides composed of red and gray marl, with a substantial component of sandstone. Soil depth is dependent on the slopes and the depth of the calcareous layer. The soils are characterized by an argillaceous composition, with an average quantity of carbonates of 30% in the topsoil and 40% in the subsoil. Some of the vines are also planted in stony soils a less fine texture, characterized by high drainage and an even higher proportion of carbonate.
The grapes are lightly crushed, followed by a 5-7 day cold maceration before alcoholic fermentation. Fermentation lasts about 3 weeks.
25 Vendimias is produced from a selection of indigenous Garnacha Blanca vineyards. The estate uses its oldest vines from a few small plots to produce this limited release wine. with only 5,555 bottles produced, the idea of the wine was to honor the wineries 25th anniversary and the pioneers who fought to resuscitate the vineyards in the Valley of Nekeas. 25 Vendimias expresses citrus and white floral aromas with a mineral complexity. The Garnacha Blanca is medium minus body with a fresh and expressive finish.