Quinta de Aves Syrah
Quinta de Aves Syrah is an award winning, small production, wine from one of Spain’s areas producing ‘Volcanic wines’.
The grapes are sourced from 7ha of 14 year old vines and harvesting is carried out at night because of the heat. Being close to the vineyards, grapes are able to be transported to the cellar in as short a time as possible. The must is transferred to the tanks by gravity, thanks to the height difference of the hillside. There are 49 stainless steel tanks, digitally controlled and heat is provided by a bio-mass boiler.
There is a current interest in ‘Volcanic Wines’, and Quinta de Aves is from one of the most important volcanic regions in the Iberian Peninsular – Campo de Catatrava.
A deep, long lasting aroma of red fruits and strawberry with the merest touch of spice; the finish is long and surprisingly soft and silky for a Syrah.
About the Producer
Quinta de Aves
The estate, Finca La Cañada, which comprises 500ha and several farms was acquired in the 1980s by Don Manuel Casado Casla. After 25 years dedicated to improving the quality of the vineyards his family decided to start producing and bottling their own wines under the brand Quinta de Aves.
The Quinta de Aves winery was built in 2006 and is integrated into the vineyard. An unobtrusive, functional building, partially underground, was designed in line with the company philosophy: respect of the environment, traditions and technological modernity. It sits on a hill overlooking the countryside. Set within Pyrenean and Holm oak groves its colour blends into the landscape and its profile into the surroundings, designed to go unnoticed and leave nature to take the leading role.
The 75ha of vineyards are on a plain at about 725m surrounded by hills; the soil is limestone quartzite and slate. There is little summer rainfall but the subsoil of calcium carbonate has excellent ability to retain water.