Estola Reserva 2008

Winery: Bodegas Ayuso
Region: DO La Mancha
Type of Wine: Red wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
24 months in American oak barrels
Annual Production(in bottles): 1,000,000
Awards & Recognition:
Silver Medal at "AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2012", September.
U.S. Importer:
B. Fernandez & Hnos. Inc.
juan.teixidor@bfernandez.com
(787) 288-7272

Tasting Note

Regardless of the robust note of American oak, this is more New School than Old School in its exuberant, bright fruit. It has particularly deft balance between the fruity and savory elements. Drink soon or over the next five years.

Wine Description

The Estola Reserva is composed of a careful selection of 75% Tempranillo and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, sourced from predominantly lime and clay vineyards in the Villaobledo area at 1,730 feet above sea level. The grapes were fermented at 25ºC in low-capacity, temperature-regulated autopouring stainless steel tanks. A long and careful 20-day maceration followed before maturation in American oak casks for 24 months, stored within, deep cellars, to further develop the wine's structure.

About the Winery

Bodegas Ayuso, created in 1947 and located in the middle of La Mancha, incorporates the most advanced production techniques without abandoning the craft tradition, the careful elaboration and aging in premium winemaking. The subsoil of one of the winery buildings allowed for creating an underground cave, with a capacity for 15,000 Bordeaux oak casks, and now Bodegas Ayuso is one of the largest producers and bottlers of La Mancha wines, with distribution of its wines to more than 200 wholesalers in the Spain and a worldwide presence on five continents. Our wines have been awarded more than 50 gold medals in the most influential wine tastings.

Visit their website: http://www.bodegasayuso.es
Accepts Public Tours

Suggested Recipe Pairings

Gnocchi with Sausage & Leek Ragu

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Cool Rice Noodles with Chicken

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Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with Wild Rice & Leeks

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