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 Quinta de Aves 


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Location: Spain

History

Quinta de Aves’ history dates back to the 80s, when its founder, Don Manuel Casado Casla, decided to acquire the property―which comprises 600 hectares and several farms―encouraged by his great passion for the field and his personal link with the rural world.

After 25 years taking care of the soil and improving the vineyards, in 2006, following the recognition of the excellent quality of their grapes, the family decided to start producing and bottling their own wines under the brand Quinta de Aves. To do so, they built a winery, integrated into the vineyard.

In 2008, thanks to the high quality of their grapes, and fruit of their knowledge and dedication to the field, as well as the support of excellent technicians and oenologist, they launched the first wines to the market, getting the unanimous recognition of the sector in both national and international contests. Such positive reception gave them the necessary impetus to continue to rely on their great raw material as well as to perfect the cultivation of their vines and the manufacturing processes of their wines, with the fundamental aim of always offering the highest quality.

Today, with the support of a multidisciplinary team in which youth and experience is mixed in equal parts, Quinta de Aves is present in over 20 countries, and still pursues the objective of consolidating itself as a renowned brand in the world thanks to its philosophy and its good performance in its vineyards―with a firm commitment to provide customers and consumers with the highest quality―, in its manufacturing processes, and in all its wines.

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Location 

The vineyards are located about 725 meters of average altitude.

The volcanic region of Campo de Calatrava is one of the three most important areas of recent volcanism in the Iberian Peninsula. Its activity took place between 1.75 and 8.7 million years ago, i.e. during the Pliocene and Quaternary.

Geomorphologically is a region characterised by its mountains of volcanic origin, and its loopholes. Soils are more or less when dry up during the summer.

Geologically, it sits on a plain surrounded by hills and soil is of limestone composition, including quartzite and slate, original Miocene, with a subsoil of calcium carbonate and characterised by its ability to retain water.

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Vines

The vineyards cover an area of 75 hectares, which are cultivated by means of the traditional system of glass plantation or using trellises.

The varieties to be found in the vineyard are the following, in order of age:

  • Tempranillo bush, 25 H., from 26 to 50 years old.
  • Tempranillo on trellis, four H., 23 years old.
  • Airén on trellis, four H., 27 years old.
  • Tempranillo on trellis, seven H., 15 years old.
  • Syrah on trellis, seven H., 14 years old.
  • Merlot on trellis, nine H., 11 years old.
  • Graciano on trellis, three H., 8 old years. 

More varieties to be found in the vineyards, in order of age:

  • Graciano on trellis, three H., eight years old.
  • Cabernet Franc on trellis, three H., eight years old.
  • Chardonnay on trellis, five H., eight years old.
  • Sauvignon Blanc on trellis, five H., eight years old.
  • Small-grain Muscat on trellis, three H., eight years old.

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The Winery

An unobtrusive, functional building, partially underground, encloses our philosophy: environmental respect and integration, capitalisation of traditions and technological modernity.

The building is set on a hill overlooking the countryside. It is surrounded by Pyrenean and Holm oak groves, and vineyards from which the grape is transported to the wine cellar in as short a time as possible. Its colours match the landscape and its clean lines are designed for it to blend in with the surroundings, go unnoticed and leave nature to take the leading role.

The must is transferred to the tanks practically by the force of gravity, thanks to the height difference between the bay and the production area. We have 49 stainless steel tanks with thermal treatment and digital control of all their parameters.

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The Cellar

Total built area: 3.500 m2, of which:
Underground area:

  • Barrel room (red): 450 m2
  • Barrel room (white): 160 m2
  • Bottle room: 400 m2
  • Height of rooms: 8 m
  • Excavation level: 11 m

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Processing Room

Total built area: 3.500 m2, of which:

  • Production room: 900 m2
  • Height of room: 8 m
  • Level difference with the unloading bay: 5 m
  • Inverse osmosis water treatment plant
  • Sewage plant for use in fertigation
  • Biomass thermal plant
  • Stainless steel tanks with insulation: 36
  • Isothermal stainless steel tanks: 4
  • Other stainless steel tanks: 5
  • Digital control of all fermentation tanks

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Website

http://www.quintadeaves.es/home/