Vineyard & Terrain
85% Viura, 15% Malvasia.
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa
Age of vines, between 30 and 80 years old.
Plantation density: 3.300 vines/hectare.
Production: 6.300 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested in 15 kg boxes between 26th and 27th September
The grapes come from the highest parts of our oldest vineyards, in the district of Samaniego at an altitude between 400 and 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay soil, on south facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
Vineyard grape selection, only the best grapes are taken to the winery. Light destemming process to avoid damaging the grapes, without wringing out. The grape juice ferments on the lees in stainless steel vats for 23 days at a temperature of 15-16°C. Natural cold stabilisation and ltered only for tartaricstabilisation process. The wine was not going under malolactic fermentation and was aged in second year’s French oak barrels during 9 months. Botteled on November 2014.
Yellow and touches of lighty bright golden colour.
It’s nose is elegant, intense and deep. Full of aromas from fresh almonds to delicate white stone fruits. Dried apricots, notes of white honey, hawthorn flower or toffee.
The palate is fleshy, elegant and fresh, with a very nice acidity that will prolong it’s life for several years.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence. Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Precipitation: 854,1 litres.
Ave. Temp.: min 7,41°C / max 17,3°C / average 12,04°C. Ave. Temp. of the soil: 13,9°C
Alcohol 13,10 % Total Acidity 6,60 gr/l PH 3,21 Volatile Acidity 0,46 gr/l Total SO2 62 mg/l
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