Rioja Vega White Tempranillo

White Wine
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2020

Not to be mistaken with White Rioja, which is generally a Viura-based wine, White Tempranillo comes from a rare mutated form of the red Tempranillo grape.  This white wine is like a Unicorn or an abominable snowman in Canada.

 

Rioja Vega's expression has complex and bold aromas, intense notes of tropical fruits and white flowers over delicate hints of herbs. Unctuous and sweet silky texture from the ageing on its fine lees in French oak barrels. A complex wine will keep well for many years to come.

 

The grapes come from a rain-fed vineyard on a slope with poor soils, but a well-balanced structure. Half the vines are planted on bush vines and the other half on trellis lines. Very low yields. 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” is carried out to keep the fine lees in contact with the must.

The Finer Points

Style

White Wine

Vintage

2020

Varietal

Tempranillo Blanco

Appellation

Rioja

Alcohol %

14.0

Sweetness Rating

Dry

Food Pairings

Pairs well with grilled fish, shellfish, garlic, gazpacho, and fresh zesty salads.

$28.95

per bottle

Regular price
$347.40
Regular price
Sale price
$347.40

TOTAL

Available in Case of 12

Case(s) of 12

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