THE HARVEST

Grapes sourced from old vines, 40 year-old average age vineyards located in the highest ground of Rioja Alavesa in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria around Laguardia, Elvillar and Kripan. This is the hearthland and best “terroir” of Rioja Alavesa.

The grapes 60% Viura and 40% Malvasia, are picked by hand and put in boxes with a first, vineyard selection that involves discarding there those that don’t meet the mark.

VINIFICATION

The grapes are destemmed before undergoing alcoholic fermentation for 20 days between 12- 16º C. It was clarified with bentonite.

THE AGEING

A third of the grapes are  barrel fermented for 20 days in French oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Clean and bright, with greyish hues at the edge.
Nose: Intense fresh floral aromas that give way to white fruits like pears and tropical fruits.
Palate: Dry with just enough acidity to make it fresh and lively with a structured and tasty finish of ripe fruit.
Food matches: This wine goes well with grilled fish, fresh vegetables, salads as well as an aperitif.

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