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.
Bright ruby red in colour with aged hues on the rim. The nose is elegant with a complex bouquet and intense aromatic scents of vanilla, chocolate and cigar box, mingled with enticing fruity aromas of cherries and prunes. The palate reflects this, with sweet sensations and caramel notes, a good structure, silky tannins with a long finish.
An ideal partner for patés, strong cheeses and meats such as roast venison with mushrooms or chorizo cooked in red wine with potatoes.
Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature (26-28ºC) , designed to enhance the maximum aromatic potential of the Tempranillo grape. The wine is then aged in American oak barrels for 2 years and remains in bottle for another 3 to 6 years.
2015 International Wine and Spirits: Ayrum Gran Reserva 2009
2015 AWC Vienna: Ayrum Gran Reserva 2009