Valenciso - 2020 Rioja Blanco

2020 Rioja Blanco

Variety
Viura, Garnacha Blanca
Region
Rioja, Spain
Volume
750ml

Viura (or Macabeo) and Garnacha Blanca in all their Riojan glory. Bright, textural, creamy, Valencisco pays glorious homage to the region's most important white varieties. The fruit is grown on 100 year-old vines from the higher areas of the Rioja Alta, all farmed organically. Wild fermented, then aged on lees in Russian oak for nine months. There is oaky richness, naturally, but accompanied with lemon meringue pie and green olives. Plenty of acidity too, which can be lacking in Riojan white...Read More...

Viura (or Macabeo) and Garnacha Blanca in all their Riojan glory. Bright, textural, creamy, Valencisco pays glorious homage to the region's most important white varieties. The fruit is grown on 100 year-old vines from the higher areas of the Rioja Alta, all farmed organically. Wild fermented, then aged on lees in Russian oak for nine months. There is oaky richness, naturally, but accompanied with lemon meringue pie and green olives. Plenty of acidity too, which can be lacking in Riojan whites, so prepare to have your mind spun.

Luis Valentín and Carmen Enciso (The Valencisco being a portmanteau of their names) are putting Rioja on the map for modern drinkers, through the deeply mesmerising wines they make in Ollauri, Rioja Alta. They began their winemaking journey in 1998, focussing on small, tailored releases that celebrated their sites, and introducing organic viticultural practice across their holdings. Their focus is a kickback to the times in Rioja before the use of heavy oak was ubiquitous, instead using concrete and long resting times to showcase climate, terroir and fruit purity. 

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