Estola Reserva 2008
24 months in American oak barrels
Silver Medal at "AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2012", September.
B. Fernandez & Hnos. Inc.
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.
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.