White wine from D.O Rioja, produced by Bodegas Fernando Remírez de Ganuza with the varieties 70% Viura, 20% Malvasia, 10% White Grenache and others. Product of years of research, wine that is elaborated with grapes coming from a plot planted in 1978 with the native varieties (Viura, Malvasía and Garnacha blanca). We are facing a great white from La Rioja that raises the flag of the vindication of some wines that should never stop being produced.
The vineyard, facing south west, is located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra on a calcareous clay soil, steep slope.
The harvest is done manually in boxes of 12 kg. Later the grape is introduced into a cold room to cool to 4-6 degrees. Selection in tables and elaborated with the flower must (of unpressed grapes) extracted by means of a rotor tank. The wine has been kept with its lees for 12 months aging in new French oak barrels of 225 liters capacity. Batonage is practiced (lees work) to achieve greater complexity by rotating the barrels.
Color is a bright, deep yellow. The nose showing plenty of yellow plums, yeasts and honey with a citric hint. The mouth has plenty of flavors and good persistence, good acidity, with a spicy spot that produced an end full of mineral.
Bodegas Fernando Remírez de Ganuza. Located in Samaniego, in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa, we can find what we could identify as the authentic winery “author” of the area. Thanks to the intelligent and awakened work of Fernando Remírez de Ganuza, this wine communicates a unique approach and method, a characteristic of its own and differential.
The “new Rioja” is not understood without this innovative character and its already consecrated winery.
Fernando Remírez de Ganuza is an example of commitment and good sense in the wine world. He is one of the greatest experts in vineyards in all of La Rioja. His practical sense, coupled with his deep knowledge of the Riojan vineyard, has made him a winemaker obsessed with quality, whose fundamental principle is to emphasize the age of the vineyard and the terroir of the vine.