Manzanos Blanco Barrica
D.O.Ca Rioja (Spain)
Wine making process
The harvest is carried out at early morning by hand in boxes of 15 kg. This, together with the proximity of the vineyards to the winery, mean that the grapes arrive fresh, without oxidation and in optimal conditions. Once in the cellar, each variety is vinified separately to respect the characteristics of each one. The alcoholic fermentation begins in the tank and after 2-3 days it goes to the barrel where it then has the rest of the fermentation and subsequent aging. For 9 months, both varieties ferment and are aged in the selected types of barrels, and the final coupage is the mixture of all of them.
Elaborated from grapes from two vineyards. La Ladera, a 50 year old bush trained vineyard which produces a highly valued Viura grape. Situated at 350m, 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 yellow.
Fresh citrus nose with smoke and grassy herbaceous aromas. Hints of vanilla, pear, melon and white blossom.
Lingering flavors of apple and buttered toast and pastry.
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.