GRAPESViura, Garnacha blanca and Malvasía de Rioja.
SOILCalcareous clay and alluvial from the Rioja Alta sub zone.
VINIFICATIONHand-harvested. After light maceration of the must with the skins in the press, fermentation takes place in wooden vats and new, lightly-toasted, French-oak casks made with wood from the Nevers region. Once the alcoholic fermentation is complete it remains in the casks for a further 3 months, with stirring of the fine lees twice per week to keep them in contact with the wine and protecting it from oxygen while providing a smooth mouth-feel and added complexity.
A straw-yellow colour.
It has a strikingly intense nose with floral aromas coming to the fore (white flowers, jasmine) together with notes of citrus fruit and apple peel. Complex and seductive.
The entry on the palate is very supple with a sensation of ripeness.
Interestingly though, on the rest of the palate a minerality and freshness comes though developing
into a lively, crisp finish that also makes the wine a good partner for food.
A white wine that will please many types of consumer, from the uninitiated to the purists.