Rioja Blanco

2019
Spain
Rioja

100% Viura—an indigenous variety here—from biodynamically farmed vineyards, She is always the first to harvest, usually around the 3rd week of September, and she decides when it's time by tasting the berries. Minimal treatments are "easy," says Sandra, thanks to the ferocious and non-stop wind in these vineyards. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed and 90% is made in tank; 10% is made in French oak. All is kept on the fine lees until bottling.

On the nose, the wine is very floral with slight "toasted" notes. There is a silky aspect ont he pallet with big acidity which makes for a long finish. 

91 points
"Fans of top Burgundian Aligote will love this tangy, taut, high-altitude Viura from Sandra Bravo, sourced from small parcels over 650 metres. Chalky, savoury and crisp, it has notes of kelp and lemon zest and a pure, focused finish. "
Tim Atkin,
Tim Atkin
, 2021
92 points
"The pretty and faintly perfumed 2019 Blanco de Sierra de Toloño has purity and freshness, and it's subtle and delicate. It fermented after going through a cold soak and was kept with lees in stainless steel. It has moderate alcohol and very good freshness, with a transparency and symmetry I like. 9,000 bottles were filled in March 2020. I'm starting to love 2019..."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, October 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB1399-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Viura
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
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