DOMINIO DEL AGUILA RESERVA 2016
18.834 bottles, 519 Magnum, 30 bottles of 3 Lts. and 10 bottles of 5 Lts.
VINES - SOIL – FARMING:
The Dominio del Aguila Reserva is a wine made from oldest vines in the village of La Aguilera at a medium high of 880 meters. Soils are red clayand limestone. Here the vineyards are mainly Tempranillo, but like old vines everywhere, there are many other varieties, red and white, mixed in, like blanca del pais, garnacha, bobal, tempranillo gris... Rather than separate these varieties we feel that a true representation of these sites is best captured by co-fermenting them. These varieties have been grown in a traditional way for more than 100 years (some of the even prephiloxeric). Organic farming currently.
Whole cluster natural yeast fermentation in concrete tanks, trodden with the feet following the tradition. Non destemed grapes...
This cuvée sees a maceration before aging in barrel for nearly three years – around 7 months waiting for the malolactic fermentation to finish! This slow elevage results in a wine with remarkable poise and complexity. Not clarified, not fined.
29 moths in oak barrels, mostly French.