Esencia Rural Pampaneo Airén Toledo


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Vintage: 2019
Region: Toledo, Spain
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: Airén

Esencia Rural Pampaneo Airén Toledo is the antithesis to the bulk wine produced from the Airén grape. Skin contact for three days.

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About Esencia Rural Pampaneo Airén Toledo

Esencia Rural Pampaneo Airén Toledo is the antithesis to the bulk wine produced from the Airén grape. Skin contact for three days.

About Esencia Rural

Julián Ruiz is a winegrower in the small town of Quero (Toledo) who decided to start making sulfite-free wine after his first harvests of organic melons and peppers. His winery, Esencia Rural is a tribute to every farmer who spends every day working the land with dignity and respect.

About Airen

Airén is a variety of Vitis vinifera, a white grape commonly used in winemaking. This grape is native to Spain where it represents almost a quarter of all grapes grown. The first recorded mention of Airén was in 1615. In the 15th century, it was known as Lairén (as it is in the Córdoba region today) and is cited as such in Gabriel Alonso de Herrera’s “Agricultura General”. As of 2010, Airén was estimated to be the world’s 3rd most grown grape variety in terms of planted surface, at 252,000 hectares (620,000 acres), down from 306,000 hectares (760,000 acres) in 2004, where it held 1st place, although it is almost exclusively found in Spain. The grapes have a cotton-like budburst, which is bronze or yellowish in color, with a light reddish edge, and not very intense at the tip. The grapes have a trailing growth habit. The leaves of the Airén are average in size and have a pentagonal shape. The lower lateral sinuses are less marked than the upper ones and the upper face of the leaf is yellowish-green in color while the lower face is velvety. The grape bunch is large in size and has average compactness. It can grow in two different shapes: cylindrical or as a long cone. The grapes are large and spherical and have a yellowish color. The grapes are late to bud burst and also late to ripen. They yield about 4.5 to 6 kg per vine. Further, this grape is very resistant to drought and the base buds are fertile and thus resists very short pruning and still have acceptable yields.

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