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WSET Level 2 Wine Kit 2

Moving deep into Italy with a little Spain and Alsace covered as well. This kit continues to provide palate expanding flavors and experiences to support the Level 2 coursework.

Lamadrid Malbec (A34)

Lamadrid winery is in one of the oldest and most premier growing regions in Argentina: Agrelo, "the land of Malbec," Mendoza. Lamadrid's mission is to be the best representation of its Agrelo terroir.

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Their wines are all estate grown from one of these single vineyards, and follow organic and sustainable farming practices. The vineyards are irrigated with the pure water from the Andes and the wines are vinified using only indigenous yeasts with no fining or filtration. Delicious flavors of plums, black pepper, and berries.
Winemaker and President: Héctor Durigutti
Winery: Lamadrid
Vineyard: Lamadrid Estate single vineyard, Agrelo,
Mendoza
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Average Age of Vines: 10 years
Average Vineyard Altitude: 989 meters
Density: 7,200 plants per hectare
Production: 1 plant = 1 bottle
Sustainably Farmed: 100%
Harvest Method: By hand
Sorting: Double manual selection
Fermentation and Maceration: Cold maceration
at 8C for 5 days, alcoholic fermentation native
yeasts, in stainless steel tanks, for 22 days at 25-
27C, 4 daily pump-over and one delestage
Malolactic Fermentation: In 4th use French oak
barrels for 30 days
Winemaking: No stabilization, no filtration, no
clarification
Aging: 8 months in 4th use French oak
Alcohol: 13.6%
Residual Sugar: 2.15 g/L
Acidity: pH of 3.44; TA of 5.5 g/L

Brigaldara Soave Classico (A36)

For our Soave we only employ one grape variety: Garganega. A large sparse bunch and a medium-sized berry are the typical features of this autochthonous variety of the eastern part of Verona. Through selective cryoextraction - a partial freezing of the grapes - we preserve the natural aromas and flavours of the grape and prevent oxidation, bringing in the glass all the aromatic potential of the fresh Garganega grapes.

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Grape variety Garganega 100%

Vineyard
Marcellise (150-200 mt/a.s.l.)

Training system Pergola Veronese

Planted area 2 ha

Year of planting 1980

Harvest
The grapes are hand-harvested during the second half of September

Winemaking
The grapes are selected in the vineyard and placed in 25kg-crates. During vinification, temperature is always kept under control.

Aging 6 months in steel

pH 3.33

Dry extract 21.9

Sugar residue 2.2

Alcohol content 13%

Tasting notes
Fresh and fruity wine with notes of chamomile, peach and citrus, in which acidity plays an important role. Clean, medium-long finish.

Baron de Ley Rioja (A37)

Barón de Ley is a winery located in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Rioja, a privileged terroir to farm and craft premium quality wines. Housed in a centuries-old monastery, where the monks made wine more than 500 years ago, Barón de Ley was founded in 1985 as a ground-breaking project in DOCa Rioja: a vineyard-focused winery inspired by the Médoc châteaux.

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Mainly made using tempranillo grapes grown in our Mendavia vineyards.
Ageing: after 20 months ageing in new american-oak casks a further 24 months rounding off in the bottle has brought it to its moment of plenitude.
Tasting notes: ruby-red colour. On the nose it surprises you with its powerful fruity character mingling with reminders of its noble ageing traces of coconut toffee and attractive wild herb nuances. After a powerful attack the sensation of soft supple volume gradually extends across the palate to end with a long finish. In the aftertaste you are again reminded of the red-berry fruit mingled with hints of wild herbs

Condes Albarei Albarinjo (A38)

A small group of farmers dedicated to sustainable viticulture make this affordable but high-quality Albarino. Bright peach and apricot shine brightest with some tropical notes of pineapple and passion fruit. Also has some delicate orange blossom and citrus hints joined with some wet stone.

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The vineyards are surrounded by mountains and crossed by the Umia River, they consist of 740 acres of Albariño, all of which are estate-owned by the grower/owners, not by contract-producers.
Due to the fact that this area is one of the wettest and coolest part of Spain, the “pergola” method of trellising is utilized. This exposes the grapes to as much sun and drying breezes as possible, reducing rot caused by dampness, controlling infection by harmful bacteria and thus ensuring the fullest and most sanitary ripening possible.
Varietal Composition: 100% Albariño

Elaboration: Traditional vinification. Fermentation occurs in temperature controlled vats.

Tasting Notes: This wine has a rich, vibrant mouth feel. Varietal aromas of tropical fruit (pineapple) and citrus aromas (oranges), with a hint of white flowers (orange blossom). Well-balanced, fresh and pleasant with lingering finish.

Lelia Garnacha (A39)

Leila winery is a part of Bodegas Sucessores de Manuel Piquer, located in Muel, Spain. They produce wine bearing the Carinean D.O Designation. Carinena, The historically dominant town of the region also lends its name to the indigenous varietal (Carignan in France). Bodegas Sucesores de Manuel Piquer was founded by Manuel Piquer Guimera in 1963 and has since been fully modernized. Mr. Piquer has done an excellent job of working within the constraints of this hot, dry climate to limit the yield and control the alcohol. His resulting Garnacha wine is exciting and well-balanced.

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This wine is dark in color, with pushy aromas of wild field, prune and balsamic vinegar. Wide, chunky and heavy, it has flavors of black fruit, mint and green herb. It’s full but soft on the finish, with pruny accents.

Koyle Carmenere (A40)

Viña Koyle was born from the tradition that the family Undurraga carry in their blood; a family dedicated to winemaking for more than 6 generations, started by Francisco Undurraga Vicuña in 1885. In 2006, Alfonso Undurraga Mackenna bought the Los Lingues estate and immediately began with his son, Cristobal, to plant the mountains with red grape varieties, starting the story of Koyle Family Vineyards.

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D.O. Colchagua Valley
85 % Organic Carmenere
10 % Organic Tempranillo
5 % Organic Petit Verdot
the grapes are hand-picked in selected lots, carefully sorted and sent to stainless steel tanks where they go to cold maceration over five days (50ºF), for extraction of aromas, flavor and color. Finally, warm maceration takes place to extract the most rounded and silky tannins. One soft cartridge filtration takes place before bottling. Aromatic and spicy with notes of pepper, paprika, red chili flakes, and vanilla, quite restrained but red plums and cherries show through. The palate exudes bright red berries, cranberry, red plum, blueberries, and notes of bell pepper, jalapeno, and a dusting of cocoa round out the palate.