PAGO: [\,PĀ-GO\] A rural area which has unique characteristics in both its soil and microclimate distinguishing and differentiating it from surrounding sites and whose vineyards produce wines with singular qualities.
In the Spanish wine quality pyramid, Pago wines rank at the highest level.
Aylés’ extreme weather conditions – with dry and cold winters, unstable springs and very hot summers -; influence our wine’s characteristics. During summer, there is a fluctuation of over 20ºC between day and night temperatures.
Our estate has exceptional soils for the vines as they are mainly made up of Glacis; meaning deep, stony but also clayey, cold and above all, very old ground (Tertiary, 25 million years).
The situation of the vineyard: open to the North wind, closed to the warm winds by the mountain range and protected from the last rays of sun (especially in summer) by the mountains located to the West, favors a long and late maturation and vegetative cycle.
We have low rainfall, but the soil composition facilitates the storage capacity of water. In a semi-arid climate, this is the key to maintaining quality. Clays allow us to accumulate water from spring and then make it available for the rest of the cycle.
The clays generate slow springs since they are terrains that have difficulty reaching activation temperature. This generates a cycle delay of up to 15 days with respect to other zones located at similar heights.
“The best among the best”
Our sustainable viticulture practices (minimal intervention winemaking processes and the utmost respect for the natural cycle of the vine), are the foundations for our upcoming ecological winemaker’s certification. Both, hallmarks of a winery committed to a quality based objective of 34 hectoliters per hectare.
The Pago vineyard has an extension of 47 hectares divided into Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Being located around the winery, allows the grape to start the production process immediately after being harvested.
We were pioneers in practicing night harvest allowing for an optimal temperature control of the grapes.
All makes part of a differential management of the vineyard, to achieve customized objectives per vine
Inaugurated in 2000, the architectural style of marked Aragonese character and Mudejar style, permeates every corner of our winery.
Aylés’ barrel cellar is made up of more than 500 French oak casks.
“WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE THEN IS NOT AN ACT… BUT A HABIT “. ARISTOTLE
In Pago Aylés we strive for excellence, from vineyard and wine-making, up to the commercialization of our wines, in order to offer an exclusive product that distinguishes itself from the traditional market, satisfying the most demanding consumers.