Aria Di Caiarossa is a wine characterised by its crispness and impeccable balance. The wine is a blend of four varieties of grape. These grapes mirror the estates philosophy of beauty and emotion. The wines taste is characterised by a spicy balsam. On the palate the fine grained tannins have a sublime velvety texture velvety with fine grained tannins. Aria Di Caiarossa is a carefully selected blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification involves maceration, alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in barrels, 15% of these oak for 14 months. This is followed by 6 further months of maturation in concrete tanks.
The Estates Terroir
The estate in total is 175 acres (70 hectares). Half of the estate is woodland, populated with Oak, Cork Oak and Holm Oak. The estate is situated on rolling hills with the ocean in clear view. The soil on the estate is varied. At lower altitudes it is varied and calcareous at higher altitudes the soil expresses sandstone and is rich in Iron. The soil is the product of sedimentation and volcanic activity over billions of year; this sitting on top of the deep layers of calcified fossil fragments.
Aria Di Caiarossa – A Holistic Vision
At the centre of the estate is a holistic vision, the earth does not belong to mankind, mankind belongs to the Earth. Biodynamics is very much at the centre of the estates philosophy. Biodynamics was founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. He is well documented as the founder of anthroposophy, the knowledge of the nature of man. Biodynamics in many ways is about the harmonious bond between, nature, man and all the living things in the universe. Estate owner Eric Albada Jelgersm and manager Alexander Van Beek also have two estates in Bordeaux, France. These are theChateau du Tertre and Chateau Giscours.