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K
White wine Aged on its lees. 5 months on lees in stainless steel vats.
Variety: Palomino,  Doña Blanca
Designation of Origin: D.O. Bierzo
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Akilia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 11.9%
White wine Aged on its lees. 5 months on lees in stainless steel vats.
Variety: Palomino,  Doña Blanca
D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
Winery: Akilia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 11.9%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

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. 

Serve at 8ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Sushi, Fish rices, Semi-mature Cheese, Smoked salmon, White fish in sauce

Tasting notes K

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.
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.
The 2015 vintage was characterised by low rainfall. The lack of water throughout the year brought the vegetative cycle of the vine forward and it was not until days before the harvest that it started to rain considerably. This caused the grape to hydrate and lead to a somewhat fresher vintage than what it initially seemed. The continental character that this vintage looked like it was going to have was mitigated by the rain before the harvest, balancing the phenolic ripeness, qualifying the vintage as excellent. The wines of this vintage have an excellent balance between structure, acidity and texture in the mouth. A vintage that can age perfectly.
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 93
  • Parker 92
  • Parker 92

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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