Grape Origin Selection from owned parcels in Avia Valley (Esposende, Gomariz)
Soils Granitic sands (Sábrego).
Orography Terraces (Socalcos) and smooth slopes.
Location Avia River Valley – D.O. Ribeiro – Ourense, Galicia, España.
Varietal breakdown Sousón 85%, Brancellao, Ferrol, Caiño Longo.
Winemaking Grape selection at the vineyard. Temperature control from the very reception of the grapes. Selection in field. Hand Harvest into 18 kg plastic-crates. Sorting table is used. Skin contact maceration at low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel under controlled temperature. Salvage yeast. Periodical Pump over and punch down is made. 4 months aging in Barrel. Wine rounds until bottling. Bottled in Fruit Day in March 2016.
% VOL 13,4
Reducing sugar (g/l) 2,50
Total acidity (g/l) 5,50
Total Sulphites (mg/l) 48
Production (bottles) 10.000
Format Bottle 75 cl. 12 bottles cases. Magnum 1,5 l.
Label explanation Ailalá is a Galician word, used in traditional folklore that has clear Celtic origins. Not have a direct translation, is a cry of joy and fun. Ailalá!, Ailalelo!, sing and shout when good times are shared among friends. (It´s the Galician Olé!).
Service y Food pairing 16 ° C. Stews. Iberian Pork, including Iberian ham. Barbecues. Octopus (Pulpo a la Gallega).
4º en Ranking de los Mejores Vinos por ≤10 € Mileurismo Gourmet
Guía Peñín 2017 – 89
James Suckling Dic16 – 92
Vinous/Tanzer Jan17 – 90
Jancis Robinson Apr16 – 15/20
Elmundovino.com Oct16 – 15/20
Guía Vivir el Vino 2016 – 92
Guía Peñín 2016 – 88 – 4*
Robert Parker WA May16 – 88
Tasting notes Aromas of cinnamon, cherry, lilac, chalk, pen spoils. Snuff blonde, violet, wild berry yogurt. In the mouth it is as fluid wine fatty and savoury touch. The tannins are round and sweet. It has a long finish with hints of fresh red fruits.