2016 harvest was characterised by its delayed progression, compared to the last 10 years. This delay was mainly due to low temperatures in spring. With a very dry start to winter, late winter and spring followed with much needed rainfall, allowing for good vegetative growth of the vineyards before flowering. Berries were small due to the lack of rainfall during the summer. Climatic conditions during the last stage of ripening produced grapes of extraordinary health, with an optimum balance between the technical and phenolic ripeness.
The Rioja Blanco is fermented at 14-18ºC in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, to preserve aromas and retain freshness, No malolactic fermentation is allowed to take place and the wine is bottled without ageing.
Pale yellow in colour, the wine is dry and fresh on the palate with aromas of peaches, apples, citrus, tropical fruits and a little banana. The finish is fresh and fruity with hints of melon. A zingy and refreshing wine.