THE TRADITION OF LA RIOJA ALAVESA.

Carbonic maceration wines—with their particular production method—have always been a sign of identity of the Rioja Alavesa. The fruit at its purest, almost wild state, which helps to understand the best red varieties of the area. Freshness, floral, fruity and with a long finish.

What the Guía Peñín says about our wine.

"Bright cherry color. Fresh fruit aromas, floral and expressive. Very balanced in the mouth, with a very good acidity. Very easy to drink. 90 Points”.

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TECHNICAL SHEET

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TECHNICAL SHEET

WINEMAKER

Michel Murua

APPELATION

DOCa Rioja (Rioja Alavesa)

VINTAGE

2021

WINE

Red wine. 

AGEING

No

VARIETALS

100 % Tempranillo

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. Red Tempranillo vineyards with more than 50 years of average grown age as free-standing, low vines. 

WINEMAKING

Selection of vineyards with different terroirs throughout Elciego area. Vineyards of Tempranillo tinto over 50 years old (gobelet pruning). Hand-picked grapes by plot in order to vinify each area separately and therefore adapt the winemaking process according to the needs of each single plot.
2 days of cold maceration at a controlled temperature between 6 and 8ºC, before 12 days of alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature (below 25ºC) to preserve the purest fruity character and freshness of a craft carbonic maceration.

 TASTING NOTES

Beautiful bright deep purple with a fascinating bouquet.
Intense aromas of wild fruit, as if we were smelling a freshly squeezed juice, together with floral notes and subtle hints of dairy products coming through. Lush and well-balanced with a surprisingly fresh and complex mouthfeel.


SERVING TEMP.

14 ºC.

ALLERGIES

No, excepto sulfitos.

VEGETARIANS

Suitable. No animal products used during winemaking.

AVAIL. FORMATS

75 cl.

RATINGS

GUIDE PUBL. DATE VINTAGE RATING
       
Guia Sevi 2020 2019 94
Guía Peñín 2020 2018 90
Guía Peñín 2019 2017 90
Guía Peñín 2018 2016 89

PAIRING

Perfect pairing with pasta, pizza, cold meats, traditional dishes and barbecues.

AGEING POTENCIAL 

2 years

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