The future of white wines.

Viura is the most important white variety from northern Spain. It is suitable for production and consumption without ageing, as well as for ageing in barrels with extraordinary results. 

Viura wines are usually well balanced, medium-bodied, and highlight the excellent harmony between acidity and fruits.

The revival of a great variety.

In recent years, this variety had been relegated by the red wine market. It was traditionally used in open lakes in order to improve red wines’ acidity and aroma with the extraordinary touches of Viura (white flowers, citrus and pears).


 

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TECHNICAL SHEET

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TECHNICAL SHEET

WINEMAKER

Michel Murua

APPELLATION

DOCa Rioja. (Rioja Alavesa)

VINTAGE

2019.

TIPO DE VINO

White wine.

AGEING

Ageing 3 months on lees on in american and french oak .

VARIETALS

100% Viura.

ALCOHOL

13,5% vol.


SOILS

Our vineyards have an almost absolute predominance of calcareous clay soils (brown soils) and basic pH. These soils developed on Neogene and Miocene marls and clays due to colluvial (mainly from the mountains) and alluvial formation. Some developed on sandstone plains and are shallow, flat, stony, limy, and loamy textured. Others are located on slopes, developed on marls; these are moderately deep, with slight slopes and few stones, calcareous and fine loam textured.

CLIMATE

Mediterranean with continental influence. Low rainfall {400 mm average annual rainfall). Dry summers and long, harsh winters with marked thermal oscillations throughout the seasons.

 

VINEYARDS

A selection of vineyards on different terroirs in the town of Elciego. Viura vineyards with more than 50 years of average grown age as free-standing, low vines.

WINEMAKING

Selection of old vineyards located in Rioja Alavesa (Elciego area) in order to get the pure expression of minerality and freshness that we may find in Viura. Each plot is hand picked separately before vinification. Ageing of 3 months on lees in stainless steel vats. This wine is the one used to soak  he barrels before being

TASTING NOTES

This wine is fresh and fruity with a slight hint of fermentation in barrel.
Straw white, clean and bright Intense aromas of fruit, with hints of apple and pineapple.
In mouth feel is well built, balanced acidity, sweet and fatty with a long finish. Has carbon residues from fermentation, revealing his youth and provides a pleasant freshness.

 

SERVING TEMP.

9-11 ºC.

ALLERGIES

None, except sulphites.

VEGETARIANS

Suitable. No animal product was used during the elaboration.

AVAIL. FORMATOS

75 Cl.

150 Cl. Magnum.

RATINGS

FOOD PAIRING

 

AGEING POTENTIAL

More than 3 years.

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