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Vicente Malumbres

The "Bodegas Vicente Malumbres" winery is located in the municipality of Corella (90 kilometres from Pamplona) in the region or DO area of Navarre. It was founded in 1930 by Vicente Malumbres. The company is run by Javier Malumbres. His sister Maria Socorro is responsible for the oenological sector and his brother Vicente Jesus for the production. The vineyards cover 75 hectares. Smaller quantities of grapes are purchased from contract winegrowers. The main varieties cultivated are Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Viura and Chardonnay. Around 80% are indigenous varieties. Organic viticulture is practiced with mainly organic fertilization (sheep dung), as well as extensive renunciation of herbicides and targeted use of beneficial organisms against pests instead of insecticides. Great importance is attached to optimal grape ripeness

From the middle of August until the grape harvest, samples are constantly taken for analysis. In the laboratory, the parameters of potential alcohol content, pH, acids, potassium, anthocyanins, polyphenols, colour intensity, tannic acids and berry weight are analysed. The fermentation is mainly started with natural yeasts. There are 400 barrique barrels of mainly American oak available for the ageing process. The wines from one vineyard (site) 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 of Ontinar, Güio, Balbine and Canteruelas, with 0.4 to 1.2 hectares, exclusively planted with Garancha Tinta. The yield is between 10 and 12 hectolitres per hectare. About 80% of the production is exported.

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