Grenache was the most common variety up to 30 years ago, in Rioja Baja. Arizcuren Sologarnacha tries to manifest the greatness of such variety in a specific location, the northern slopes of the Yerga Mountain Range and their adequacy as regards cultivation. Therefore some of the few remaining old vineyards are grown in search of a wine which represents its variety, the training system – bush vines – and an area, the above mentioned Yerga Mountain Range. This way, perhaps, the “desertification” of the historical Grenache vineyards which existed in that area might be reversed. The vinification intents to be as respectful as possible with the grape personality by reducing the exogenous influences to the maximum.
1070, then just punchings until the completion of the fermentation. Short post-fermentation maceration (2-3 days). Malolactic conversion and maturation in contact with the fermentation lees for 4 months in 500-litre French oak casks, with weekly battonages. Raking and a further maturation period in the same casks but without the lees, totalling 11 months of ageing in oak.
Alcohol: 15,50 % vol.
Total acidity: 4,67 gr/l
Total sulphur: 17 mg/l