The vineyards are distributed between the Sierra de Cantabria and the Ebro river, mainly in Rioja Alavesa, settled on clay-calcareous soils of rained crops. Pruning is done in a spur pruning. The average age is 40 years and they are at an average altitude of 480.
Spur pruning system. Small plots.
Favored by an unusual climate, the exceptional health of the grape and a very staggered harvest, has allowed to reach very satisfactory results. This has contributed decisively to the unusual climatology of September and October, very favorable to maintain the exceptional health that has characterized the grape in this campaign and to be able to selectively harvest the grape, once reached the optimum maturation point in each vineyard.
Short maceration with the skins, approximately 12 hours. Separation of the skins and beginning of alcoholic fermentation in American oak barrels. Malolactic in barrel. Ageing during 4 months in American oak.
Alcohol Volume: 13,5 %, Total Acidity: 5,5 g./l., pH: 3,3; Volatile Acidity: 0,40 g./l.; Total SO2: 55 mg./l.
Berarte Blanco Fermentado en Barrica
Berarte White Barrel Fermented