DOMINIO DEL AGUILA BLANCO 2016
4.885 bottles, 80 Magnum, 10 bottles of 3 Lts. and 5 bottles of 5 Lts.
VINES - SOIL – FARMING:
This wine is a big bet on one of the most forgotten and traditional Spanish varieties. Dominio del Aguila Blanco is an organic wine elaborated from Albillo Mayor vines placed in some of the oldest vineyards of La Aguilera, at an average height of 880 meters. The soils are red clays with a lot of limestone. The main variety is the Albillo Mayor and it coexists also with other varieties, red and white, mixed in and spread out in vineyards all around the village. These varieties have been always grown in a traditional way and they are more than 100 years old (some of them are even prephyloxera). Currently organic farming with some practices of biodinamic.
Whole cluster trodden with the feet following the tradition. The grape juice decants in concrete tanks. The fermentation is made in oak barrels with its lees during long periods without any rakking or “batonnage”. In 2016 it took almost one year to finish.... We only use sulfur in very low dose. This slow elevage results in a wine with remarkable poise and complexity, a combination of fruit and structure, with citric, soil and minerality aromes. Incredibly fresh and of a bright yellow color. Neither clarified nor fined before the hand bottling.
32 months in oak barrels, moslty french, at a very low temperature in the caves.