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Characteristics of K
Akilia K is a white wine from the D.O Bierzo produced by the Akilia winery. This wine is a blend of two different grape varieties: Palomino (around 74%) and Doña Blanca (25%).
The grapes used to produce this wine come from vineyards that are over 70 years old and occupy just love 0.2 hectares of land. They grow on the Valdesacia plot, which is owned by the winery and is situated on east facing slopes. The vines grow on sandy soils, which have a slate base.
After the harvest has been carried out, the grapes for Akilia K undergo the first phase of alcoholic fermentation which takes place in 1,000 litre capacity stainless steel tanks. The wine, which is produced in limited quantities, is aged for 5 months on its lees, followed by another 5 months in stainless steel tanks.
The Akilia winery is situated in el Bierzo. It was founded when Mario Rovira found at 600 metres above sea level, under a cold climate and situated on slopes, vines ideal for the cultivation of the Mencía grape variety. This fine white wine is proof of the winery's progress since its founding.
A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental. The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.
The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather. What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine. The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".