Akilia Clarete is a rosé wine made in the claret style with the Palomino and Mencía varieties by the Akilia winery in the D.O. Bierzo, in Castilla y León, Spain.
The Akilia Clarete wine is made with grapes from the 2.5 hectare Fontario plot lying on a west-facing slope and with predominantly sandy-loam soils on quartzites and slate. The vines are 75 years old on average, with the most balanced grapes selected in the vineyard for the coupage.
The harvest is carried out manually in 12 kg boxes and when the grapes reach the winery, they undergo a carbonic maceration with stems. The resulting wine then ages for 4 months on its lees in stainless steel tanks.
A claret is a wine that is made like a red, but with a mixture of white and red varieties and short maceration periods, which produces a wine with a colour that puts it in the rosé category. Akilia Clarete brings together two interesting varieties: the Mencía red and the Palomino white grape. Mario Rovira, who trained at the Akilia winery and is part of the new generation of Spanish winemakers, makes this wine as a tribute to this ancient production method that he has refined with the modern and innovative character that he is so well known for.
Rosé wine Aged on its lees. Winery: Peique. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía