Rioja La Bastid Blanco
• La Bastid is a blend of Viura and Garnacha Blanca originally from nine plots of vines around Labastida in Rioja Alavesa, but with the 2019 vintage, he has moved this project to the village of Cárdenas, where he has been expanding his vineyard holdings. Olivier considers this wine his Côtes de Nuits Blanc in his own internal hierarchy of things.
• Hand harvested, whole cluster pressing, natural yeast co-fermentation in French demi-muids and oak vats.
• 8-10 months in foudre and French demi-muids.