GRAPES: 100% Viura.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Soft pale yellow with green gold tinges. Elegant, attractive aromatic intensity. Fruits like pineapple, apple and banana are present and in perfect balance with the aromas from the oak, such as coconut, vanilla and nuts. In the mouth it leaves a sweet aftertaste that invite us to continue drinking.
VINEYARDS: In Rioja Alavesa the vines grow from the highlands of the Sierra de Cantabria, down to the Ebro River on southern-facing slopes. The soils are an ideal mix of calcareous sediments.
VINTAGE: The 2015 harvest emerged as one of the best harvest over the past few years. Throughout the vine cycle the weather conditions have been optimum. Harvest started 10 days in advance. Nice warm weather conditions during the harvest allow to make a selective harvest.
WINEMAKING: A manual selection of grapes at their optimum point of ripeness. Once in the winery, the grapes were cold macerated for 6 - 8 hours to give more structure and flavours to the finished wine. The grapes were then lightly pressed and the juice transferred to new American oak casks for fermentation that lasted between 15 and 20 days at cellar temperature: between 16 and 20C. The young wine remains on its lees which are periodically stirred through the wine so that they hang in suspension. The wine is regularly tasted to assess its flavour evolution, until we decide on the optimum moment to rack it and bottle it.
TASTING NOTES: A great white Rioja, beautifully balanced and with pure, floral and citrus aromas leading into a fat and rounded, creamy rich palate from its fermentation in new American oak barrels and lees ageing.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.