Bodegas Ayuso La Mancha

Region
Spain
Owner
Fermín Ayuso
Size
350 hectare
Established
1947
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When, in 1947, Fermín Ayuso Roig decided to found his own winery in Villarrobledo, an ideal location due to its climate and soil, he began a family tradition in vine-growing and wine-making that has made Bodegas Ayuso a reference of the highest quality and solidity in the market.

In 1961, the winery began the commercialization of bottled wine after setting up cellars with Bordeaux-type oak barrels, which would become the first ageing facility in the region. With the 1965 harvest, the Estola brand was launched, the flagship of the winery and the first Reserve wine in La Mancha, which very soon would attract the attention of the specialist critics and personalities.

Since then, a continuous process of technical improvements and perfecting of the facilities has given rise to a company which, without ever abandoning the seal and style of a family tradition, enjoys a solid reputation and occupies positions of leadership in the national and international markets.

After different analyses of the various plots, the rootstock and the most appropriate variety were chosen and, by means of forms of training and pruning systems, different micro-climates were obtained, adapted to the different varieties. On the Estate, the planting density is high in order to achieve production from very low-growing vinestock. Cultivation is on high in trellises order to avoid splashing and achieve the best aeration and healthy, quality fruits.

We study the best orientation depending on the varieties and the hours of sunshine, and we submit the vines to hydric stress to control the yield and aromatic concentration.The grapes are harvested in the early morning, when the temperatures are at their lowest, and, after selecting the bunches, the grapes are immediately turned into wine.

Wines Available


Castillo de Benízar, Macabeo, Bodegas Ayuso

Castillo de Benízar Macabeo

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

A single-varietal wine producted from the best vines of the Macabeo variety.

Grape Variety

Macabeo/Viura 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Single variety wine selected from the best Macabeo vineyards in La Mancha.

Pale yellow in colour with reflections of green.

It has an elegant and fruity aroma with a beautiful floral touch.

In the mouth it is very balanced and fine with a hint of sweetness on the finish.

Estola Verdejo, , Bodegas Ayuso

Estola Verdejo

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

A single-varietal wine made with the 100% selected Verdejo grapes.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested and then fermented in large stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature OF 17°C. The wine is then aged in oak barrels before bottling.

Grape Variety

Verdejo 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Bright straw-yellow in colour with greenish reflections. Intense aromas of white flowers and tropical fruits. Ample on the palate with a hint of sweetness. A long excellent finish.

Castillo de Benízar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bodegas Ayuso

Castillo de Benízar Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

A single-varietal wine made from the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in La Mancha.

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

A single-varietal made from the first musts of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in La Mancha.

Rasberry pink in colour, with aromas of fresh red fruits such as strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant.

Fruity and full on the palate, with an elegant finish.

Castillo de Benízar, Tempranillo, Bodegas Ayuso

Castillo de Benízar Tempranillo

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

Made from Tempranillo grapes from the best vines

Grape Variety

Tempranillo 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Single variety wine produced with a selection of grapes from the best Tempranillo vineyards.

Intense cherry-red colour with tinges of violet. It has an elegant aroma of wild fruits such as cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants.

Flavourful on the palate and very well structured with a lingering finish.

Estola Gran Reserva, , Bodegas Ayuso

Estola Gran Reserva

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

Bodegas Ayuso are proud of their history while also embracing modernity, which means they have everything required to achieve quality wines. At their winery, in recent years, they have made constant efforts to modernise the facilities through the implementation of the technologically most advanced processes.For example, the receipt of the grapes is controlled by computer, for automatic analysis and classification.

And all of this in perfect harmony with another essential part of the process: the keeping of the wine in thousands of oak barrels which imbue the flavours and aromas of long years of ageing. Bodegas Ayuso were the first winery to make a Reserva in the region.

Vinification

Fermentation is in new stainless steel tanks that have double water-filled jackets to precisely control the fermentation temperature. After fermentation it spends 36 months in American oak barrels.

Grape Variety

Tempranillo 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Warm and full of black fruit flavours with a touch of pepper and nutmeg. Good balance with a long velvety finish. Great with Cheeses and Stews

Estola Reserva, , Bodegas Ayuso

Estola Reserva

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

Bodegas Ayuso are proud of their history while also embracing modernity, which means they have everything required to achieve quality wines. Bodegas Ayuso were the first winery to make a Reserva in the region.

Vinification

Made from grapes of the best vines of the Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties.
Aged for 24 months in American Oak barrels

Grape Variety

Verdejo 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Cherry red in colour with brick-red tones. Warm intense aromas. Fruity tones. Ample and well rounded on the palate. A perfect balance between the varietal nuances and the character acquired during ageing in the oak barrels.

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