LA PÁJARA

LA PÁJARA

2022

SINGLE VINEYARD WINE

SERVICE

Optimal consumption: 8 to 15 years.
Ageing potential: 20 years.
Tasting temperature: 13° C. [55,4°F]
APPELLATION
Denominación de Origen Vinos de Madrid
REGION
Sierra de Gredos. San Martín de Valdeiglesias.
VARIETY
Albillo Real.
VINEYARD
Grape from the vineyard area located at the highest altitude of San Martín de Valdeiglesias. El Alto de El Andrinoso. Weathered granitic soil. Age 70 years.
El Andrinoso: top of the hill. Stony ground. Altitude 850 m. Surface 1.39 ha. S-E orientation.

NAME

The name: La Pájara is a cycling expression that is used when you have reached the limit of your strength. Extreme fatigue, suffering; depletion of physical and mental reserves. Everyone who has ridden a bike has “enjoyed” it or is going to “enjoy” it.
The label: in addition to a bird, La Pájara, there are several details related to cycling. Find them.

WE CREATE

1.300 bottles of 0,75 cl.

“With La Pájara we want to ensure that people enjoy the true typicality of Albillo Real. The vineyard from which it comes and its careful production provide the necessary elements for it to last over time.”

WINEMAKING
HARVEST

Manual harvest in perforated boxes. Weight per box between 15 and 18 kilos. Classification of clusters in the vineyard itself.

VINIFICATION

Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 24 hours. Pneumatic press, settling for 24 hours. Fermentation in 600 and 500 liter barrels with native yeasts. Batonage (stirring) of lees once a week.

AGEING

Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place in barrels. Aged for at least 12 months in barrels.

VITICULTURE

The way of cultivation in all our vineyards is the Traditional Agriculture of the region.

No type of systemic product is used for pests. Occasionally, if the year is very rainy, the only pest that can develop is powdery mildew, which is combated with powdered sulfur. As has been done historically. Other pests are not observed in the area. In 2021, a single preventive treatment was applied at the beginning of sprouting.

The fertilizers are organic with a mixture of manure from different animals.

Pruning is entirely manual. The pruning remains are crushed and left in the vineyard to increase the texture of the soil.

In 2021 the yield per hectare was 1,600 kilograms. This gives us a yield of 940 grams/strain.

TASTING

VIEW

Straw yellow color with gold trim. Clean, bright and crystalline. When shaking the glass, a clear tear appears, warning of the high glyceric content characteristic of the Albillo Real variety.

AROMAS

Elegant, intense aromas without being opulent. Ripe stone fruit with notes of tropical fruits, persimmon, passion fruit. Perfectly integrated toasts from the barrel.

TASTE

Unctuous and velvety palate with creamy nuances and a long, dry finish. Refreshing acidity that allows a very elegant aftertaste.

AS IN ALL WINES FROM BODEGAS VALLEYGLESIAS, OUR GOAL IS FINENESS, THE EXPRESSION OF THE TERROIR AND RESPECT FOR THE VINTAGE.