There's modern Rioja and then there's modern wine that just happens to be in Rioja. This bright, fruit-bursting wine places the emphasis only on the fruit which is grown organically and made with no oak ageing. Clean and crisp, intense yet fresh, the stone fruit, peachy notes are supported by tropical passion fruit and mango with citrus undertones. It ends with a long complex finish.
Try this with a seafood paella.
This wine is as fun and youthful as its label. Juicy, pure and vibrant. It is exciting to see winemakers continue to experiment while focusing on the quality of the grapes as the key to great tasting wine.
It is beyond doubt that Rioja is one of the foremost wine regions in the world, but that doesn’t mean there is no potential to be tapped or no new approaches to be explored. The team behind de Alto definitely believe this and have been focusing more and more on what goes on in the vineyard than the bodega. Working with selected vineyards that have been converted and transformed into organic certified oases, the resulting wines are all about the fruit rather than winery and the ageing process. This ‘loco’ approach to the accepted Riojan wisdom has put the winery in stark contrast to the establishment and they seized their chance to create something fun, fresh and lively. Gatito Loco was born.
This blend of Viura and Tempranillo blanco undergoes a cold pressing and pre-maceration for several days before a temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel.