Aoton Winery Madilaria ‘Night Harvest’

$30.00

These grapes, after the end of the night harvest and before sunrise, are carried to our winery in small lattices, maintaining their freshness and the low temperature of the night.

Description

The Aoton Winery practices night harvesting. The grapes, after the end of the night harvest and before sunrise, are carried to our winery in small lattices, maintaining their freshness and the low temperature of the night. This is followed by their separation from the stems, as they are concentrated in the stainless-steel tanks for skin contact. They stay there, with the help of refrigeration, for approximately 15 days, in order to start the alcoholic fermentation, by the indigenous – wild yeasts that are found on the fruit and in the vineyard. During this period, pigeage and aeration is applied several times a day, occasionally more frequently, to extract color, flavor and tannin from the fermenting grape must. After the end of the fermentation, the fresh wine is collected, in order to separate from the fermented grapes. The fresh wine remains for 10 months with the fine lees, applying the “batonnage” method. This selection is blended with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.