Ayrum is born to give a new “air” to traditional wine making. With the maximum respect to grapes, technology and expertise result in a modern style of wine, suitable for international tastes.
Valdepeñas takes its name from the ancient city by the same name, that lies on a sun-baked river valley dotted by small rocky formations (Val-de-peñas - Valley of Rocks). Located in the South of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The area is almost entirely encircled by both La Mancha Denominación de Origen on the North border and Andalusia on its Southern limits. It experiences extreme weather conditions, with temperatures reaching up to over 40 ºC in the summer and dropping to as low as -10 ºC in the winter. The future of this Denominación de Origen lays with its red wines made from Tempranillo; a grape variety that enjoys the ability to age well as crianza, reserva and gran reserva.
Ruby red in colour with a bright ruby rim. On the nose is the delicious aroma of mature cherry fruit and plums, paired with subtle toast and smoke nuances. On the palate, the flavours effuse and the wine is powerful with a fine structure and well integrated silky tannins. The fruity notes follow through on a lovely long finish.
An exciting companion to grilled meats or spicy sautéed thick rib-eye beef steak. Or try it with potato and peppers in a stew.
Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature (24-26ºC) designed to enhance the maximum aromatic potential of the Tempranillo grape. The wine is then aged in American oak barrels for 6 months and around 2 years in bottle.
2014 AWC Vienna:Ayrum Crianza 2011