"The 2022 Rioja Blanco bottling from Sandra Bravo’s Bodega Sierra de Toloño is composed
entirely from Viura (albeit, with a bit of Tempranillo Blanco co-planted in the vineyard). Ten
percent of the cuvée is raised in oak, with the remainder in stainless steel and the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a precise and complex mix of tart pear, lemon, salty soil tones, white flowers and just a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is bright, young and full-bodied, with lovely depth at the core, good soil signature, zesty acids and fine focus and balance on the long and nascently complex finish. This is quite tasty out of the blocks, but will gain in complexity with some time in the cellar. 2023-2040.