PICARO DEL AGUILA TINTO 2018
44.680 bottles and 787 magnum
VINES - SOIL – FARMING:
The Picaro del Aguila Tinto is a wine made from oldest vines in the village of La Aguilera at a medium high of 860 meters. They are placed in the north faced hillsides overlooking the river Gromejon Valley. Soils are clay and 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 vines have an age of more than 75 years and have been grown in a traditional way. Organic farming currently. This is a fresh and balanced wine thanks to the way the vineyards are worked and to their north orientation, ideal for compensating the heat in summer.
Non destemed grapes and trodden with the feet following the tradition. Whole cluster natural yeast fermentation in concrete tanks and very long mallolactic fermentation in barrel. Not clarified, not fined. It is a serious, bright, vibrant and aromatic organic wine.
It ages 12 moths in French oak barrels.