Grapes sourced from vineyards around the village of Labastida (Rioja Alavesa) of an avergae age of 55 years old, at an altitude of between 500 and 560 hectares in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria. This village is considered the heartland of Rioja Alavesa, in turn a legendary sub-zone of the Rioja DOCa.
100% Viura. After destemming and crushing the grapes, they are cold macerareted for 36 hours to extract maximum fruit aromas. The must is then gravity bled and fined through natural decantation, also at low temperature, before undergoing alcoholic fermentation. This is carried out at 14ºC over 20 days, followed by a post-fermentation maceration on the lees.
Colour: Straw yellow with greyish hues at the edge.
Nose: Prominence of fruit aromas of apple with background citrus notes. Overall fresh sensation.
Palate: The first impression is freshness and intensity, although the acidity gradually smoothes out as the wine passes through the mouth and gives way to a mixture of sweetness with a slightly bitter note and silky feel that balances the first sensation.
Food matches: Pairs well with fresh salads, young cheeses, seafood and shellfish.