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Rioja Vega Tempranillo Blanco 2022

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Tasting Note

If you're looking for something that is fresh but also has come complexity and richness, you should give this a try. Expressive and intense aromas of tropical fruits and honey, with a subtle smokiness. It shows hints of oak from the barrel ageing process, giving it some weight which is well-integrated, managing round stone fruit with crisp acidity on an unctuous palate. It ends with with a long persistent finish and an elegant hint of minerality.

Try this with a seafood paella or as a white to pair with roast lamb.

Kate Says

"A beautiful take on a traditional white Rioja using an untypical grape from an historic producer. For us, this really delivers that richer, well balanced style with some complexity that’s really hard to get right, but when it works, it really sings. A treat to enjoy with salt cod croquettes."

Producer Info

What was initially started as the dream of one man, Don Felipe Ugalde in 1882, this winery has seen ongoing growth and development over the years. Don’s aim was simple, to be one of the countries most prestigious Bodega’s. Although his winery passed down the family line, it was through marriage that it became united with Bodegas Muerza, and became Rioja vega

The grapes come from a rain fed vineyard on a slope with poor soils, but well balanced structure. Half the vines are planted on bush vines and the other half on trellis lines. Very low yields are kept at a low temperature from the harvest, to the free run extraction of the must. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing on its fine lees in oak barrels of various origins and different toasting levels during 30 days. Regular “battonage” is carried out to keep the fine lees in contact with the must and remains in barrel for six months before bottling.

Spain, Rioja

Tempranillo Blanco