ALDEYA

Finca Aylés is located in northeastern Spain, near the city of Zaragoza (Aragón), halfway between Madrid and Barcelona and to the south of La Rioja. With deep roots linked to the history of the province, the estate cover +3.000 hectares, making it one of the largest private estates in Spain. A significant part of the estate is devoted to the Aylés’ wine project.

An initiative led by the Ramón Reula family since the 1980s, when they reunified diverse minor estates that had been separated from the original Finca Aylés since the Middle Ages.

Aylés is more than just a winery and a vineyard; it is a well-defined territory in which nature and wine have co-existed harmoniously for centuries.

Monte Negro (“Black Hill”) is the traditional name given to a part of the estate where most of the fauna lives in a protected area designated by the European Union as a Z.E.P.A. (Special Bird Protection Area). Together with the variety of birds, a number of land animals coexist: wild boars, roe deer, foxes, Hispanic goats, rabbits, etc.

In contrast to our most rugged area and in the northern part of the estate, we find the area known as Monte Blanco (“White Hill”), where the winery is located, surrounded in its entirety by our vineyard. The agricultural and faunal potential of the farm is incalculable, supported by two rivers that cross the estate fed by many aquifers.

This paradox of a dry, semi-arid land with large underground reserves makes us an oasis in the desert.

All these exceptional characteristics, provide our Protected Designation of Origin (D.O.P.) wines with an exclusive personality.

WINES FROM A CENTENNIAL VILLAGE

Ancient loanword from the Arabic Al-day’ah (the village). The first references to the Aldeya de Aylés, date back to the XIIth century, one this rural settlement was reconquered by Alfonso I de Aragón – “The Battler”.

 

Aldeya Serendipia Syrah

Appellation: D.O.P. Cariñena
Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah.
Viticulture: Clay and calcareous soil.
Each year both the soil and leaves are analyzed, so that each plot is best utilized. Systematic prunings to obtain a balance between leaf surface and fruit. Night harvesting.

Vinification: Prefermentative maceration at low controlled temperature (14ºC). Temperature controlled fermentation (24-27ºC) with pumpings and “delestages”. Ageing in French oak barrels for 15 months.

Available again in November 2020… post-COVID-19.
750 ml format (case of 6 bottles)

Aldeya Serendipia Chardonnay

Appellation: D.O.P. Cariñena
Alcohol: 13.0%
(RS 1.7 g/L; Free SO2 153 mg/L)
Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Limited release of older vines of Chardonnay.
Fermented in oak barrels, then matured for 6 months in new French oak barrels of 225 L from Allier.

Vintage 2018 is available in 750 ml format (case of 6 bottles).

Aldeya Garnacha

Appellation: D.O.P. Cariñena
Alcohol: 14.0%
(RS 2.9 g/L; Free SO2 55 mg/L)

Grape Varietal: 100% garnacha, young vines (less than 20-25 years old)

Viticulture: Clay and calcareous soil. Night harvesting.
Vinification: Prefermentative maceration at low controlled temperature (10ºC). Temperature controlled fermentation (24-27ºC) with pumpings and “delestages”.
Barrel regime: 60% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 5 months.

Vintage 2018 is available in 750 ml format (case of 6 bottles).

Aldeya Reserva

Appellation: D.O.P. Cariñena
Alcohol: 14.0%
(RS 2.5 g/L; Free SO2 83 mg/L)
Grape Varietals: Tempranillo, Merlot & Cabernet-Sauvignon

Aged for 13-15 months in French and American oak barrels.

Vintage 2015 is available in 750 ml format (case of 6 bottles).

Aldeya Chardonnay

Appellation: D.O.P. Cariñena
Alcohol: 13.5%
(RS 3.8 g/L; Free SO2 83 mg/L)
Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Fermented in oak barrels, then transferred to stainless steel.

Vintage 2019 is available in 750 ml format (case of 6 bottles).