Bodega F. Schatz.- The first organic vineyard in the province of Málaga, Bodega F. Schatz is located on the Sanguijuela Estate about 10 kilometres from Ronda, situated in the famous “Serrania de Ronda”.
BODEGA: F. Schatz
ZONE: Ronda (Málaga)
ELABORATION:5 months of ageing “sur lie” with “batonnage”* in French oak barrels (Never).
*Ageing on natural fine lees, which is raised at regular intervals during a period of time between 2 – 6 months.
COLOUR: Straw yellow.
NOSE: Very aromatic, balsamic and exotic. Subtropical fruit (lychee, mango, kiwi, banana). White flowers (jasmine, orange blossom, gardenia). Good aging balance in barrel (soft toasted touches and a hint of delicate vanilla).
MOUTH: Fresh, generous and full-bodied. A lot of subtropical and citrus fruits. Surprising and pleasant minerality. A perfectly balanced wine, intense, fine, honest with a lengthy and harmonic finish.
CLIMATOLOGY: This was a very dry and cold winter. Just dropping 37 L in January, February and half of March, with some snow, freezing every morning to -10 ° C. The outbreak began in the first week of April, about 15 days later than other years. Flowering began on 27.05.12 and ended on 07.06.12. The summer was long, hot and dry. Vintage started the 23.08.12 and ended the 15.09.12. Harvest of excellente quality, but in some varieties 30% less production due to drought in spring. It has been the driest winter in 40 years and wettest autumn (458 L) of the last 30.