Finca Nueva Barrel Fermented White Rioja 2016

Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Producer
Finca Nueva
Grape(s)
Viura (100%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The region of La Rioja lends its name to Spain`s most widely recognised wines. Much Rioja is blended from three districts; Alta and Alavesa to the north and the hot dry Oriental district to the south (previously known as Rioja Baja) and uses Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo red grape varieties and the diminishing influence of extended ageing in oak barrels.

Producer

Finca Nueva was bought by Miguel Angel de Gregorio in 2004. He is also the owner and winemaker of the renowned Finca Allende. The vines for Finca Nueva are planted on limestone rich soils which brings a finesse and mineral character to the wines. They use sustainable viticulture practices in the vineyard as Miguel says "we do not govern the terroir, the terroir governs us". They do not use any kind of herbicide or synthetic chemicals and keep carbon emissions low.
Tasting Notes
100% Viura, this wine spends four months on its lees in French oak barrels. Light gold in colour with honey and peaches on the nose. The palate is creamy with notes of apple, ripe peach, pineapple, honeysuckle and vanilla notes from the time spent in oak. Well balanced with a fresh acidity.
Food
Serve chilled with rich seafood dishes such as Lobster thermidor.