Vineyards & Terrain
50% Viura, 50% Malvasia.
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.
Age of vines, 60 years old, ‘Valcavada’ plot Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.
Production: 6.300 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested in 15 Kg boxes.
The grapes come from a special vineyard, Valcavada, north faced, at an average altitude of 580m above sea level. This plot belongs to the protection area known as Biotope of “Lagunas de Laguardia”.
Poor calcareous/clay soil, on north facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Destemmed and 8 hours low temperature maceration. The grape must ferments on the lees in 500 l oaks during 27 days, with a temperature close to 16ªC. The wine is then kept with the lees in the cask until it is bottled, light weekly batonage.
Natural cold stabilisation. Filtered only for tartaric stabilisation process.
Bright straw yellow with pale hues.
Aromas of white fruits (greengage plum, pear, quince), citrus and smoked sweet spices that go to the toasted ones. We can also find floral notes such as jasmine and chamomile.
Tasty, balanced, oily and with dimension, long. Well balanced with the spice notes of its aging process in barrel, interesting intensity of the fruit, very varied, and greasy.
Alcohol 13,77% Total Acidity 6,86 gr/l PH 3,02 Acidez Volatil 0,57 gr/l
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