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Vicente Malumbres

The Winery "Bodegas Vicente Malumbres" is located in the municipality of Corella (90 kilometers from Pamplona) in the region or the DO area Navarra, It was founded in 1930 by Vicente Malumbres. The company is managed by Javier Malumbres. His sister Maria Socorro is responsible for the oenological field and his brother Vicente Jesus for the production. The vineyards cover 75 hectares of vineyards. Smaller quantities of grapes are purchased from contract growers. It cultivates especially the varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Viura and Chardonnay. Around 80% are native varieties. It will Organic viticulture with mainly organic fertilization (sheep manure), as well as largely abandonment herbicides and targeted use of beneficials against pests instead of insecticides practiced. Highest value is placed on optimal grape ripeness.

From mid-August to harvest, samples are constantly being taken for analysis. In the lab, the parameters are potential alcohol content, PH value. acids. potassium. anthocyanins, Polyphenols, color intensity, tannins and berry weight. The fermentation is mainly started with natural yeasts. For the expansion 400 oak barrels of mainly American oak are available. The wines from a vineyard (location) are called "Vinos de Finca". The top products are called "Primeros Viñedos" and are the result of the oldest vines planted between 1940 and 1960. These are the four small vineyards Ontinar, Güio, Balbine and Canteruelas with 0.4 to 1.2 hectares, which are planted exclusively with Garancha Tinta. The yield is between 10 and 12 hectoliters per hectare. Around 80% of production goes into export.

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