Ailalá-Ailalelo is a young and fresh concept winery located in the highly regarded Avia Valley of Galicia's Ribeiro DO; bringing a sense of fun and exciting indigenous varietal wines to the market, as the name is one that refers to joyful partying (the local dialect for 'Olé'). A powerhouse collaboration between oenologist Inma Pazos and Xosé Lois Sebio of the esteemed Coto de Gomariz. In two wines, they express the incredible terroir of the region (the soils here are called 'Sábrego' - a granitic base with a mixture of sand and clay), as well as a fresh and approachable profile that comes from only biodynamically farmed vineyards. Amazing quality with a minimal hand in winemaking, the value from this group is second to none in the region.
Ailalá Blanco comes from beautiful vineyards from within the Avia Valley, and is handpicked early in the morning to be brought immediately to the cellar for its future delicate treatment. The Blanco is a unique example from the area, as finding a 100% Treixadura wine is not common, yet this proves to be an incredible example, and looks like it will be very long-lived. After four months remaining on the lees with regular batonnage, the finished wine has stunning aromatics of lemon curd, apricot, white flowers, and seashells. The dense palate is loaded with ripe melon, sweet lemon, white peach, blood orange, and grapefruit peel. It is very persistent and has delicious acidity to let it age and develop well with time.
The Ailalá Tinto comes from beautiful vineyards from within the Avia Valley, and is handpicked early in the morning to be brought immediately to the cellar for its future delicate treatment. The Tinto is primarily all Sousón, although the field does include small amounts of Brancellao, Ferrol, and Caiño Longo that are involved in the field blend. Natural fermentation takes place in stainless steel, and then a short (4 months) time is devoted to French barrels to round out this beautiful red. The result is fresh and lively with spicy character and delicious acidity and soft tannins. A wine to grace most every dinner table, the Tinto is perfect for enjoying in any setting, never to forget its fun and lively concept that makes this wine so delicious.