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Akilia Villa San Lorenzo 2017

Akilia Villa San Lorenzo



/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.5%
Production9,200 bottles

The wine

The Akilia Villa de San Lorenzo is produced using grapes from two vineyards, Fontairo and Villarín, cultivated on clay soil hillsides rich in slate and quartzite. The goblet-trained vines are over 80 years old.

Observing a glass of Akilia Villa de San Lorenzo, we see a delicate wine with a fragile ruby colour. Dairy aromas combine with those of red forest fruits, blue flowers, and spices such as pepper or cloves. Its legs and brightness indicate a lively, wide wine which is just how it tastes on the palate, fulsome and wide in flavour but flowing elegantly without becoming heavy. It has aromas of wild cherries, plums, bush scrub, unripe strawberry tree berries, and slate dust. The concrete tanks used during vinification and ageing of the must from the Fontairo (2.5 hectares) plot keeps the fruit intact and provides a touch of austerity to the wine. The grape must from the Villarín (1 hectare) plot is aged in oak barrels, and acquires aromas of liquorice and slightly rough tannins. The careful blending of the two results makes Akilia Villa de San Lorenzo a complex and versatile, yet delicate, red wine.

What does this wine taste like?

Quite clear / Ruby red
Paprika / Clove / Red berries / Mineral / Purple flowers / Strawberry tree / Shrubland / Slate
Delicate / Versatile / Pleasurable / Hazelnuts

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Grilled swordfish / Small game dishes / Wild mushroom risotto

Ratings and awards

201991 PK
201692 PK
201591 PK92 SK
201391 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Suckling

The juicy and fruit-driven 2019 Villa de San Lorenzo Red is pure Mencía. It is naked, without excess ripeness (it's 13% alcohol), coming through as serious and mineral, with incipient floral character. This fermented in concrete, where it matured with lees for four months. 6,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 91 PARKER

A vivid and bright red with stone, blueberry and mineral character. Full to medium body, energetic finish. Drink now.

— James Suckling (24/07/2017) Vintage 2015 - 92 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

1 review


Vinification materialConcrete / Wood
Ageing period12 months
Type of woodFrench oak
Clarification and filtrationBottled unfined and unfiltered


Fontairo - Villarín

Vine age80 years
SoilCalcareous-clay / Slate
ClimateAtlantic with continental influence
Surface area3.00 hectares