LA VIÑA DE AYER Albillo Real
GRAPE: 100 % Albillo Real
APPELLATION: Cebreros DO ( Gredos)
VINIFICATION: Made from 100% Albillo Real vines on granitic soils at 750 meters above sea level and averaging 60 years- old. Hand harvested in the first half of August. Fermented in temperature-controlled, concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts, and matured in 100HL oak tanks for 8 months.
TASTING NOTES: Bright yellow color, highly expressive. Mediterranean nose with aromatic herbs, white flowers and bone fruits. Tasty, big palate with volume and persistent. An elegant wine, complex, with strong personality.
FOOD PAIRING: Appetizers, white fish, cheeses, poultry, even good beef chop.
- 90 Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate);vntg 2019, vntg 2018.
Cebreros (Gredos) is both the name of a village and the appellation of origin in the southeast of the province of Ávila in the region Castilla y León from Spain, with 35 villages in total. Cebreros was the main wine village in the zone and hence the name chosen to name the appellation. This is a region with mountains and some high-altitude vineyards. There are perhaps between 1,800 and 2,000 hectares of vineyards. Gredos is quite unique: The isolation and lack of quality wines has made the size of the region smaller, as many old vineyards have been lost because there was no new blood to take over from the old timers.
Soto y Manrique was one of the pioneer in Gredos and also the first to point out the singularity of the slate soils in Cebreros. The wines are intensely Mediterranean, powerful but fragrant, with elegant minerality, especially in the slate soils.