Manzanos Blanco Barrica
D.O.Ca Rioja (Spain)
Wine making process
Manual night harvest in 37.48 lb boxes. The vineyard is only 2625 ft away and the freshness is naturally maintained and there is no start to the fermentation process until the grapes reach the tanks. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 9 months in French and American oak barrels.
Elaborated from grapes from two vineyards. La Ladera, a 50 year old bush trained vineyard which produces a highly valued Viura grape. Situated at 1148 ft, it receives sunshine all day and these grapes give the characteristic of maturity and body to make this wine. The other vineyard, Finca Torraza, is found at a similar altitude. A high trellised vineyard where the green canopy is maintained to ensure the necessary freshness from Chardonnay needed to make this wine.
A clear bright pale hay yellow.
Fresh citrus nose with smoke and grassy herbaceous aromas. Hints of vanilla, pear, melon and white blossom.
Long lingering with a fresh lively acidity and persistent flavours of apples and buttered toast.
Type of Wine
Barrel: 9 months, 80% French, 20% American new and second year oak barrels.
Bottle: 6 months.
Goes well with risottos, paellas, fatty fish and chicken dishes.