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The El Puerto Pack with Spanish Vermouth and Wine

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When you pull into a port town in Spain, the first thing you'll want is a cold glass of wine. This case includes our best-selling rosés and a verdejo white for end-of-summer sipping pleasure. The award-winning vermouth is full of vanilla, cinnamon, and orange peel. The aperitif goes great with salty olives and good company.
Adra Verdejo  
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Mucy Rosado  
Quantity: 3
Don Juan de Águila Joven  
Quantity: 3
Vermouth Guerra Rojo Reserva  
Quantity: 1
Don Juan de Águila Rosado  
Quantity: 2

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Verdejo Adra

Adra Verdejo

A medium-bodied white with stone fruit and balanced acidity. Straw yellow color, clean and bright.

13.1%-14% ABV
Mucy Rosado

Mucy Rosado

A delicious unoaked tempranillo from old vines in Cigales Hard to find such a quality, expressive wine for the price; exceptional value.

13.1%-14% ABV
guerra

Vermouth Guerra Rojo Reserva 1L

Impress big with this off-dry red vermouth with notes of fennel, rosemary and touches of black licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange peel from Bierzo in northwest Spain.

15% ABV
aguila joven

Don Juan De Águila Joven

A juicy garnacha tinto from Sierra de Gredos, Castile-Leon, Spain. Fermented for eight days on the skins. Deep ruby color with a garnet rim. Viscous tears. Plum and blackberry compote. Gooseberry, wild rose, green shrubbery, violet.

14.5% ABV
aguila rosado

Don Juan de Águila Rosado

Fermented in concrete, the vines hung in gobelets on the granitic cliffs looking longingly at the cathedral spires of Salamanca in the distance until they were harvested by hand and overcame spontaneous fermentation from local yeasts.

14.5% ABV
aguila rosado
Total Area under Vine

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The total area of planted vine in Cigales is just 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres). A relatively small area (nothing compared to the 240,000 hectares of Languedoc-Roussillon!), the vines are planted in the traditional goblet 'en vaso' style, though vineyards planted in recent years are wire-trained.

Maximum Crop allowed by Law

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By law, the appellation is limited to a maximum of 7,000 kg/ha or 6,245 lbs/acre. This is relatively low. Low yields are, generally, directly proportional to higher concentration and quality. Cigales’ wines are known to produce inky reds and richly pigmented rosés.

Principal & Permitted Red Grapes

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70% of red grapes are tempranillo. Highly extracted, richly-colored with red fruit aromatics. Often blended with garnacha for freshness and soft tannins in younger wines. Cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and merlot are also permitted but do not play large roles in blends, if any at all.

Principal & Permitted White Grapes

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The high-quality, aromatic verdejo white grape dominates with stone fruit aromas and subtle herbaceous. Albillo, full-bodied with honeyed notes, plays a supporting role. Both are usually old vines in Cigales. Sauvignon blanc is often used for blending, but is not a principal grape.

Average Yield

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The average yield for Cigales is 49hl/ha or 5.24 gal/acre. That’s a 70% yield - quite low in the wine world! By comparison, the grand cry Burgundy site Le Musigny is regulated at 35 hl/ha. Given the total hectares, Cigales produces just over one million cases annually.

Average Annual Rain Fall

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The average annual rainfall is a scant 42 mm. Many climatic factors play into the final product. Little rain is seen as a positive in winemaking as it stresses the vine and forces the roots further into the soil. Vine spacing is also less dense in this traditional viticultural zone.

Average Summer Temperature

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The average summer temperature is 39°C (102.2°F). That is hot! This extreme continental climate has produced a local version of the tempranillo grape that is sturdier and has a thicker skin than in Rioja, for example. It can withstand earth, wind, and fire to bring a robust, rich, tannic red and rosé.

Average Winter Temperature

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The average winter temperature is –6°C (21.2°F), which places Cigales in the extreme continental category. Though the vine is dormant at this time and technically no damage can be done. Region suffers from late-spring frosts that can destroy buds.

Average Winter Temperature

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The average annual sunshine hours are 2,616. That is a lot of sun compared to other regions. More hours produce more sugar and therefore higher potential alcohol. Excessive heat can be a problem with the saving grace being the low nighttime temps, even in summer.

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