New on Ewineasia: Bodegas Cortijo Los Aguilares

 

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Respect for the terroir and the combination of tradition with the most advanced technology lie at the heart of our philosophy.

Located at 5km from the historical and monumental city of Ronda (Málaga, Andalusia), Cortijo Los Aguilares is an 800-hectare estate, with 30 dedicated to vine-growing.

The surroundings are an abundance of scrublands and holm oaks which offer an ideal environment to the different grape varieties we grow: Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Planted in 1999, our vineyards are certified as organic and perfectly fit in the natural landscape.
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The grapes are all from our own harvest and are hand-picked in small boxes to guarantee the selection of only the best. After spending the first 24 hours in a cold room (2ºC) to minimize the use of sulfites, the grapes are fermented at low temperatures, to achieve more aromatic expression, and follow a process of  “gravity-flow” winemaking, to preserve the quality of the product.

The wine is aged exclusively in fine grain French oak barrels which we only use 4 or 5 years.
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PE2016-1Cortijo Los Aguilares Pago El Espino 2016
( Certified Organic Wine )
Robert Parker: 90pts

Grape Variety: 71% Petit Verdot / 20% Syrah / 9% Tempranillo

Price: $60

This complex and singular blend of 3 grape varieties reflects what makes Cortijo Los Aguilares unique: meticulous attention to detail and the outstanding adaptation of the varieties to the local climate.

The nose is full of fruits, with fresh balsamic nuances and light toasted, spicy notes. The ageing in large French oak barrels (300 and 500 litres) preserves its fruity expression while providing roundness and complexity, reflected in a wine that is smooth and fresh on the palate with a long-lasting aftertaste.

 

 

Cortijo Los Aguilares Pinot Noir 2018 
( Certified Organic Wine )
Robert Parker: 92pts
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Price: $83

Bright cherry with garnet edge. Flower wine with a very complete and mature bouquet and hints of forest red fruits. In the mouth, the wine is complex with subtle and elegant tannins and a long finish. The extraordinary level of acidity is auguring a long life in the bottle, yet is ready to drink now.

 

 

Cortijo Los Aguilares Tadeo Petit Verdot 2016
( Certified Organic Wine )
Grape Variety: 100% Petit Verdot
Price: $92

Produced with 100% Petit Verdot, Tadeo is a special wine offering a unique experience, achieved through a perfect balance between the power of its tannins and fresh acidity.

The grapes are harvested at the very last moment in order to reach the perfect ripeness. After a careful elaboration, the ageing in French oak barrels of different sizes polishes and improves its intense tannins. Tadeo offers a spicy, mineral wine with complexity and structure, expressing the specific terroir where it is produced.

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