Bodegas Ayuso La Mancha

Fermín Ayuso
350 hectare
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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. And we constantly measure the humidity and pH in real time, to make the necessary corrections.

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

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

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

Grape Variety

Macabeo/Viura 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Pale yellow in colour. Elegant, fruity aroma with a delicious finish. Balanced and with a hint of sweetness.

Estola Verdejo

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

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


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%

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

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

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

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Rasberry in colour, with aromas of red fruits, strawberry and redcurrent. Sweet on the palate, with an elegant finish.

Castillo de Benízar Tempranillo

Origin: La Mancha, Spain

Made from Tempranillo grapes from the best vines

Grape Variety

Tempranillo 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Intense cherry-red colour with violet tinges. Elegant aroma of wild fruits. Flavourful and well structured.

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Anthony Byrne Fine Wines Ltd. Registered in England and Wales with company number 01713692.
Registered office: Ramsey Business Park, Stocking Fen Road, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2UR.