Designation of origin
Baños de Río Tobía, Rioja Alta, D. O. Ca. Rioja
100% Tempranillo Blanco, autochthonous minority variety. The origin of the grape is found in the genetic mutation of a single strain of red Tempranillo found in 1988 in an old vineyard located in Murillo de Río Leza, La Rioja.
The development of this variety was part of the research project for the recovery of native minority vine varieties of the D. O. C.Rioja, held at the University of La Rioja and directed by professors Juan Carlos Sancha and Fernando Martínez. The Rioja Regulatory Council approved the inclusion of this variety in the designation of origin in 2007.
The White Tempranillo variety genetically matches 97% with the red Tempranillo variety. The leaves and The Shape of the grape cluster are identical, so are their sensitivity to diseases and pests. Both varieties have short maturation cycles, allowing them to be cultivated in any Rioja sub-zone, even in areas where maturation is later. White strains of Tempranillo have a medium-high vigor and an average performance of 6,000 kg.de grapes per hectare. Grape clusters are small in size and have a low average weight.
Vineyard planted in 1997 at a height of 565 meters above sea level in ancient terraces of the Valley of the Najerilla, with clay-calcareous soils of rolled songs. Organic viticulture.
After destemming, the grape happens to a small vertical press. Subsequently, fermentation at 18ºC in stainless steel tanks was carried out by static finish.
Manual harvest in 17 kg boxes during the first week of October. From these vineyards are obtained 6.000 kg per hectare.
With strong Atlantic influence, in one of the coolest areas of Rioja, with cold winters, temperate summers, and soft and long autumn. The large temperature variation between day and night causes slow maturation, which is very suitable for polyphenol synthesis and aromatic development.
Notes of green apple, citrus and pineapple on the nose stand out. In the mouth it is voluminous and glyceric, acidic and fresh, with abundant structure and enormous persistence.
Ad Libitum Tempranillo Blanco