Herederos 1808 Viura D.O.C. Rioja
The Martinez family began producing wines in the beautiful town of Laguardia back in the 16th century. Today they are still there making these handcrafted wines in tiny quantities. Their total production is just 40,000 bottles per year. They practice sustainable methods, farm biodynamically and always ferment the grapes with their own natural yeasts. They produce some delicious outstanding wines.
The grapes were all hand picked from forty year old vines. Very pale gold in colour. Hold your glass up to the light and you will see this wine has wonderful clarity. On the nose there's an array of citrus fruits and some delicate perfume. On the palate it has good weight with delicate elegant flavours. Fresh and complex, it very quickly grows on you! We loved it.
Varity: Viura 100%.
Provenance: Vineyards around Laguardia, in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. Designations of Origin and Control Board Rioja. Spain. From vines of fourty years old on average.
Harvest: Hand picked.
Alcohol content: 13,5%/Vol.
Vinification: Pressing and debourbage in the day. Alcoholic fermentation carried out at 18 º C in stainless steel fermentation tanks. Clarified by gravity.
Aging in bottle: For six months.
Tasting Notes: Bright pale straw colour with metallic highlights. On the nose, very fresh notes of apple and pears come through with a depth of minerals. Resulting in a pleasant complexity. In the mouth structure, dry, with a refreshing acidity that awakens the taste buds. Good length with a trace of bitterness on the finish.
|Winery||Herederos de Perfecto Martinez|
|Winery status||Tiny family winery|
|Annual production||5000 bottles|
|Style||Full, fruity, fresh and natural|
|Grapes Own Yeast||Yes|
|Sulphite level||Very Low|