A little more than ten years since the creation of Viñas del Vero were enough for Viñas del Vero, the leading winery of the Somontano Denomination of Origin, to light one of its most desired projects, the creation of a winery for the exclusive production of its It came from the highest range. Blecua is a charming and charming winery that opened its doors in July 2000. The Blecua winery is located a short distance from Viñas del Vero, on the axis that defines the Vero river from Barbastro to Alquézar.
Blecua, better known in the area as the “Blecua tower”, dates from the end of the 11th century, when it was used as a place of retreat by the French Benedictine monks of Santa Fe de Conques. In its fourteen hectares, located in the most central area of Somontano, there is a beautiful house with the air of an Italian villa built around the end of the 19th century. Viñas del Vero has restored to build the winery where it produces its most emblematic wine: Blecua.
Blecua is the result of a triple selection of vineyards, bunches and barrels. Thus, an exceptional wine is obtained, very covered, with a cherry color, of great aromatic intensity, with firm but friendly tannins and with extraordinary wood finely integrated into a harmonious set. It is a wine with a good present but above all with a promising future, whose life can last more than ten years.
Viñas del Vero The triple selection Blecua is the result of a triple selection of vineyards, bunches and barrels. Thus, an exceptional wine is obtained, very covered, with a cherry color, of great aromatic intensity, with firm but friendly tannins and with extraordinary wood finely integrated into a harmonious set. It is a wine with a good present but above all with a promising future, whose life can last more than ten years. Somontano is a land of adventure.
The best vineyards in Viñas del Vero have been selected to produce the grapes that will give rise to Blecua each year. These are between seven and eight low-yielding vineyards, which are located in different microclimates of Somontano, on slopes with high sun exposure, which allow us to harvest the grapes of the different varieties that make it up at its appropriate point of maturation. CLUSTER SELECTION The harvest is done by hand in small boxes of 10 kg. Once in the cellar, a selection of the bunches is made on the triage table, so that only the highest quality grapes reach the fermentation vats. The grapes from each vineyard ferment separately in 18,000-liter Allier French oak vats. The fermentation and subsequent maceration last for four weeks depending on the grape varieties. The wines start malolactic fermentation in the fermentation vats and once it has started, the wines go to the barrels. Somontano is a land of adventure Somontano is a land of adventure
Each of the wines is introduced into new French Allier oak barrels from four different cooperages. After twelve months, the best barrels of each of the wines are selected. Once the best wines have been selected, the final assembly is made, which is put into barrels for another eight months. Therefore, the Blecua remains in barrels for 20 months. Once this time has elapsed, the wine is bottled directly from the barrels without being subjected to stabilization and filtration processes.
One of the differentiating characteristics of Blecua is that each year is different, since only the best barrels of each variety are those that remain in each of the selection processes. Thus, the first commercialized harvest of Blecua was that of 1997, which came onto the market in September 2000. From Blecua 1997, we only bottled 15 barrels with four varieties in equal parts: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha and Tempranillo.
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