RIOJA VEGA TEMPRANILLO BLANCO 2020

£12.49

Rioja. A gorgeous peaches-and-cream ripe, rich white made from albino Tempranillo grapes.
Fermented in oak
Vegan

38 in stock

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Description

A hugely popular choice. A gorgeous peaches-and-cream ripe, rich white made from albino Tempranillo grapes. Fermented and aged in French oak for 6 months. With a gloriously rich yet not overpowering finish. This needs to be in your fridge.

GRAPE Tempranillo Blanco CLOSURE Cork
REGION Rioja VEGETARIAN Yes
VINTAGE 2020 VEGAN Yes
ABV 13.5% ORGANIC No

 

DRY    |________*________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT  |________|________|________*________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK    |________|________| ________|________*  OAKY

 

Additional information

Rioja Vega

Founded in 1882 in Haro , Rioja Vega originally started as Bodegas Felipe Ugalde. By 1921 it had officially become Rioja Vega, an estate based on the Chateau model of Bordeaux, surrounded by vineyards in Venta Jalon near Logrono. In 1983 it was bought by Principe de Viana who invested heavily in the vineyards and winery itself enabling them to concentrate on the quality of their wines. They even have their onw cooperage

Production

VITICULTURE
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.

WINEMAKING PROCESS
The grapes are kept at a low temperature from the very 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” carried out to keep the fine lees in contact with the must.