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Características de Akilia Villarín
Akilia Villarín is a red wine from the D.O Bierzo produced by the Akilia winery. This is a single variety wine made with the Mencía grape.
Villarín Akilia is made with grapes taken from 1 hectare of vineyards, home to clay loam soils on a strata of slate and quartzite. The estate, which lends the wine its name, has an east facing oritentation. The vineyards are almost a century old, and grows its vineyards using goblet training.
The harvest is carried out manually, with small boxes being used to carry and transport the grapes, ensuring that the grapes arrive at the winery in the best possible condition. Grapes from the different plots are all vinified separately, although the various processes are carried out in the same concrete tanks, where the wine is also aged for 9 months.
Located in El Bierzo, the Akilia winery works on two main principles, respect for the surrounding environment, and the cultivation of old vines, situated at 600 metres above sea level.
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".