Losada Vinos de Finca

El Pajaro Rojo – 2019

Region: Spain - Castilla y Leon

Losada Vinos de Finca

Aiming to make elegant wine in Bierzo, Losada Vinos de Finca sought out old Bierzo vineyards traditionally planted on clay soils. Losada was established on the outskirts of the village of Pieros, on the St James pilgrimage route, midway between Cacabelos and Villafranca del Bierzo. The company also owns vineyard plots, planted mainly on clay soils round Valtuille de Arriba, where grapes for Altos de Losada are produced. The philosophy is to extract to maximum expression from the region’s terroir via the painstaking selection of estates and vineyards. Complexity and elegance are the grassroots of the Losada Vinos de Finca project.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Old vineyards in Valtuille de Abaja, D.O. Bierzo.

  • Altitude: 480 – 600 meters
  • Soils: Poor soils with high red clay content
  • Vine Age: 40 – 60 years
  • Yield: 4000 kg/ha
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Destemmed and lightly crushed
  • Fermentation in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks with only indigenous yeasts with periodic pumpovers
  • Secondary fermentation in new French oak barrels
  • Aged 4 months in new French oak
Winemaker's Notes

Fine, fresh, fruity wine. A rich, jammy blackberry essence captivates the front palate, erupting into bright, fresh juicy blackberries and red cherries on the mid-palate with herbaceous notes of sage and cinnamon. The finish is long and silky.

Wine Summary

100% Mencía; alcohol: 14.5%; vineyards in Valtuille de Abajo, D.O. Bierzo; 40 – 60 year old vines planted on poor clay soil slopes; hand harvested; destemmed; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts with occasional pumpovers; malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels; aged 4 months in barrel.

Technical Information
  • 100% Mencía
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION Castilla y León
APPELLATION D.O. El Bierzo
PROPRIETORS
FOUNDED 2005
WINEMAKER Amancio Fernández Gómez
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 2,500 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) No official certification, but farming sustainably with minimal sulphur and using organic practices as much as possible – no pesticides  or fungicides.