El pajaro rojo captures the fresh elegance and pure intensity of Bierzo’s noble Mencía variety, with ample structure from old vines and second fermentation in new French oak barrels.
Alcohol Grade: 14.5%
Aging/ Vinification: Complete destemming and light crushing. Fermentation using native yeasts in stainless steel tanks with periodic pumping over. Fermentation and malolactic in barrels. 4 months in French oak barrels.
Best to have it: 12-14ºC
Size: 750 ml
Decanter: 90pt (2019)
Wine Advocate: 89 pts
The New York Times: Great Value
Wine Enthusiast: 89pt.
The Winery: Bodegas Losada
The winery is situated in Cacabelos on the road to Villafranca del Bierzo. This location, in the centre of a triangle formed by Cacabelos, Villafranca and Toral de los Vados, allows the best possible access to the production zone of most of the quality grapes produced in Bierzo.
Aiming to make an elegant new wave Bierzo wine, Losada Vinos de Finca boldly sought out old Bierzo vineyards traditionally planted on clay soils, a terroir which had been relatively overlooked by the Bierzo’s new wave.
As a result, Losada was established on the outskirts of the village of Pieros, on the St James pilgrimage route, midway between Cacabelos and Villafranca del Bierzo.
Spanish Wine Maker, Amancio Fernández
In the cellars, we are as non-interventionist as possible and aim to bring out in the wine-making the character of the vineyard and the quality of the vintage that our painstaking work in the vines has sought to enhance. Our wine-making approach is underpinned by a combination of solid technical know-how and the experience and intuition gained from more than ten vintages in Bierzo.