Rioja Blanco `barrel fermented` Azabache 2020

Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Producer
Fincas de Azabache
Grape(s)
Viura (90%)
Verdejo (10%)
Type
White
Style
Rich
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
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

Fincas de Azabache is a state of the art cooperative, founded in December 1956. The Bodegas now owns 2600 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Mount Yerga, in the dry region of the Rioja Oriental. With limited risk of rot, it is an area conducive to the principles of organic viticulture, to which the Bodegas is firmly and successfully committed. The cooperative have recently invested heavily in a new winery, the fruits of which we are now seeing.
Tasting Notes
Made from 100% Viura, which is fermented in new oak barrels. This white Rioja is well balanced, fresh and lively with an aroma of citrus fruits and vanilla. The palate is soft with flavours of lemon, green apple, peach and vanilla. The oak ageing gives the wine a full body and a buttery, creamy texture which is balanced perfectly by the crisp acidity.
Food
Selection of tapas, paella or fabada Asturiana.