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Aires de Vendimia

Aires de Vendimia
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Aires de Vendimia
Red wine Barrel. 11 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
Designation of Origin: D.O. Bierzo
Production area: Castilla y León
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Barrel. 11 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Aires de Vendimia

Aires de Vendimia is a red wine produced by José Antonio Garcia Viticultor in Valtuille de Abajo, D.O.Bierzo.

 

José Antonio García began this project in 2010. After training and working in the restoration industry in Barcelona, he decided to recover the old family vineyards and start to produce wines, with features that were loyal to the terroir and the varieties.

José Antonio García's family has 22 hectares of old vineyards, between 80 and 100 years old, divided into 75 plots. José Antonio also cultivates 4 more hectares of smaller winegrowers of the area. All of these vineyards are located between 500 and 600 metres, influenced by an Atlantic climate that is partly continental and mild.

José Antonio García works with respect towards the environment, performing organic winegrowing, and aiming to produce wines that represent the area, with local varieties, and always loyal to the terroir where they were born.

 

Aires de Vendimia is a wine made from Mencía from vineyards that are between 80 and 100 years old, located at 500 and 600 metres above sea level on clay soils with sandy-loam areas.

Harvesting is carried out manually, selecting the grapes in the vineyard. Once the harvest arrives at the winery 30% of the grapes are stomped with their stems, and the rest are destemmed. They go through a pre-fermentation maceration for 48 hours. After this, they ferment with local yeasts in stainless steel deposits and open barrels at a controlled temperature. When it finishes, they go through post-fermentative maceration for 30 days with spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels. This wine is aged for 11 months in 250 and 300-litre French oak barrels. It is bottled without clarifying, stabilising nor filtering.

 

Aires de Vendimia is an intense, balanced and fresh wine.  A very elegant and defined wine where the fruit and the mineral notes of the terroir are in the spotlight.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Mature cheese, White roasted meat, Cold meat, Grilled red meats

Tasting notes Aires de Vendimia

Extreme weather included low rainfall and summer drought with high temperatures resulting in an unusually early harvest. The most important weather events occurred on April 28th with a late frost that destroyed the crops of El Bierzo valley, and also the hailstorm that fell days later on May 9th, which destroyed part of the vineyards on the slopes of Corullón. The harvest was brought forward to unusual dates due to the high temperatures. Some winegrowers started to pick grapes the last days of August.The wines of this vintage have a good balance between structure and acidity. The fast ripening of the grape caused a small decrease in acidity that makes the wines accessible from the first vintage.
The 2014 vintage was characterised by a marked Atlantic climate. The rains and the cold in autumn prevailed, leading to a somewhat warmer than usual winter. Spring started mildly, with a two-week delay in budding and the rains were sporadic, with a total water accumulation of 1,000 mm that gives the vintage its Atlantic character. In July and August, temperatures rose and rainfall was scarce, leaving the grapes to ripen in an excellent way and giving the vintage a little more structure. At the end of August, they suffered high temperatures, and in September, the traditional rains made the harvest quite difficult. The wines of this vintage are characterised by their great complexity. A wine with an Atlantic and fresh character and a structure provided by the warmer end of cycle. Wines with a long life ahead.

Ratings

  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Bierzo

2017 Very good
2016 Excellent
2015 Excellent
2014 Excellent
2013 Very good
2012 Excellent
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Excellent
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Good
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Designation of Origin D.O. Bierzo

Bierzo wine is on the rise. It is a region defined by its small scale work, with plots scattered around, very old vines, artisan work of the small scale wineries, and the character of their principal variety, the Mencía grape, which produces fresh, fruity and delicious wines. Although the region is well known mostly for its red wines, it also produces white and rosé wines. If the red wines here are defined by the Mencía variety, then the white wines here are defined by the Godello. Godello grape has great aromatic potential, as well as an excellent balance between alcohol and acidity.  Despite the great potential of El Bierzo, its rise in the wine world would not have been possible without two people: Raúl Pérez and Ricardo Pérez. Two great winemakers who in little time have been able to produce critically acclaimed wines from the Bierzo region.

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