El Buscador, a funny an original wine away form the typical “Rioja”.

It is a red wine from the O.D. Rioja, produced by the winery Finca de la Rica. The winery is located in Labastida, south of the province of Alava. 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha.

This wine is mainly produced with Tempranillo grapes from the western area of La Rioja and  the extra percentage of century-old Grenache grapes bring out its character. Aged 14 months in French oak barrrels and finally defined in american oak barrels with fine grane finish.

For processing 75% of the grapes are de-stemmed and 25% passes a carbonic maceration. Then the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in French oak Bordeaux barrels.

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Bright red color with medium-high intensity with highlights cherry tones. Purplish round the edges which are improper even in a long aging.The suitable tannicity is provided by the noble French Oak with the wine is resting during 14 months presenting a funny an original wine away form the typical “Rioja”.

The wondeful aromas of cacao, licorice, green peeper and bittersweet chocolate are part of the expression range offered by “Buscador”.

Fresh, fruity and fleshy. Very good acidity, well integrated tannins. Lingering finish.

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Finca de la Rica, Labastida, south of the province of Alava.En the plot El Convento in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. In the late nineteenth century, the topography of the area prevented the implementation of the rail, thereby avoiding industrialization that took place in other Riojanas areas, which led to the cellars Labastida to maintain an eminently familiar character.

The Amurrio Barroeta were no exception, and Javier Arturo Amurrio being the fourth generation of a series of Alava winemakers with 39 hectares of vineyards spread over more than 30 sites around the town of Labastida.

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The average age of the vines is around 45 years. Being the predominant variety tempranillo, we can not ignore the outcry of nearly century-old garnacha the family treasures and octogenarians strains goeth viura in Matadula farm. Amurrio Barroeta brothers, Luis López González and Ignacio Uruñuela of Rica’s four professionals, passionate about viticulture for wine and what is most important for human relations.

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