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Viura is the most widely planted white variety in Rioja. It showcases high acidity and green apple aromas. Tempranillo Blanco is a minority indigenous white grape variety which is exclusive to the DOCa Rioja. It is the result of a natural mutation of Red Tempranillo found in a vineyard in Murillo de Rio Leza in 1988. With smaller clusters and berries than the red variety, it offers wines of intense fruity, floral aromas, with a great personality. The Viura and Tempranillo blanco grapes for this wine were sourced from a select group of growers around Haro who have long-term exclusive contracts with the winery. The vineyards are on average 10-20 years old. The winery jointly manages the viticulture in these vineyards throughout the year to ensure maximum quality of fruit.
After a brief whole berry cold maceration, the first-run juice is fermented at a controlled temperature of between 12 ºC. – 15 ºC. Cold fermentation preserves the Viura and Tempranillo Blanco varietal character. The wine is kept on the lees for 3 months to give it weight on the mid-palate and favor aroma extraction.
VARIETALS: 85% Viura, 15% Tempranillo Blanco
APPELLATION: Rioja D.O.Ca
Bright, pale yellow color. Fresh aromas of green apple and stone fruit with a subtle white flower character (orange blossom). Fresh, fruity and a lasting finish with great balance.
UPC# 0 89832 92015 1