Vineyards & Terrain
85% Viura, 15% Malvasia.
D.O.C Rioja, Sub-zone Rioja Alavesa.
Age of vines, between 30 and 80 years old.
Plantation density: 3.000 vines/hectare.
Production: 7.800 Kg/hectare.
Hand harvested and taken to the winery in small trailer loads between 19th and 25th September.
The grapes come from the highest parts of our oldest vineyards, in the districts of Samaniego, Laguardia, and Leza, at an altitude of 580 m above sea level. Poor calcareous/clay soil, on south facing slopes. The subsoil is made up of various layers of white rock.
The grapes are destemmed and pressed mechanically. Some hours low temperature maceration.
The grape must ferments on the lees in stainless steel vats for 27 days at atemperature of 15-16°C. Cold stabilisation, and ltered only for tartaric stabilisa- tion process. The wine is then kept in the vats until it is bottled.
Pale yellow and bright colour with greenish hues.
Citrus and white fruits (green apple, pear) with floral and slightly herbal memories, very fine expression of the variety. Very good balance, well-salted acidity, fresh, greedy and with a certain oiliness note.
Great balance of flavours where green apple and lemon, ripened greengage plum and white flowers are predominating.
Mediterranean climate with strong Atlantic influence. Extreme winter-summer contrast.
Precipitation: 714 litres.
Ave. Temp.: min 8°C / max 19,7°C / average 13,4°C.
Winkler index: 1557°C
Rainy days: 83. Frozy mornings: 11
Average temperature of the soil: 14,45°C
Alcohol 12,99% Total Acidity 6,45 gr/l PH 3,20 Volatile Acidity 0,41 gr/l Total SO2 104 mg/l