The revelation of Rioja´s white wine.

Finca Zuriena 2016 was chosen as a revelation wine in an annual report on La Rioja by the prestigious British wine taster Tim Atkin. In addition, the Guía Peñín awarded with 94 points the excellence of this Viura white wine grown in the trellis of our oldest properties.

What the guia peñin says about our wine.

“Bright straw color with an expressive aroma of ripe fruit, fine lees and minerals. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, complex, spiced and has a long finish. 94 Points”

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TECHNICAL SHEET

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TECHNICAL SHEET

WINEMAKER

Michel Murua.

APPELLATION

DOCa Rioja. (Rioja Alavesa).

VINTAGE

2018.

WINE

White wine.


AGEING

Ageing of 5 months on lees in concrete egg-shaped vats and then 9 months in French oak barrels {225 l.).

VARIETALS

95% 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 old vineyards with more than 60 years, in the town of Elciego. Viura vines are grown among red vines—specially in trellis. This traditional viticulture method is called «corrillos» (small plots). In the past, it was grown together with red varieties to help improve the acidity and color of red wines.

WINEMAKING

Vineyards located in Rioja Alavesa (Elciego area). Very old viura vines planted together with the red tempranillo vines in the same vineyards. Traditional viticulture method called «Corrillos» that consisted in planting viura vines mixed with red varietals. Viura is a varietal that better adapts to dry conditions and therefore is common in the highest parts of the vineyards. Viura also helps to improve the acidity.Selection of viura vines of more than 60 years old. Each plot is hand harvested separately before vinification.

 TASTING NOTES

Lemon-yellow color with green hues; clean, bright and crystalline appearance.

Avery fine high intensity nose with notes of fresh herbs, citrus and tropical fruit. All this is on a thin milky notes and delicate wood.

Tasty with volume, balance and fine structure. lt has a long and fresh finish with peaks salt accompanied by delicate notes of creamy oak.


SERVING TEMP.

7-9 ºC.

ALLERGIES

None, except sulphites.

VEGETARIANS

Suitable. No animal product was used during the elaboration.

AVAIL. FORMATS

75 cl.

RATINGS

PAIRING

Pescados azules, pastas con salsas lácteas, carnes blancas.

AGEING POTENTIAL

More than 8 years.

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