Rioja Genoli Blanco 2014

75cl Bodegas Viña Ijalba Viura Spain > Rioja Crisp, fresh and zesty
A dry white wine which is 100% Viura. The bush vines are planted at 700m above sea level which ensures good balance in the wine. Grapes are hand harvested and only the free run juice is fermented in stainless steel at a low temperature to preserve the aromas.

Discovering Viña Ijalba ended our three year search for a top quality Rioja producer. At a recent tasting of countless Rioja wines, the Ijalba wines really stood out for their purity of fruit, elegance, freshness and judicious use of oak. The winery was founded in 1975 and currently has 80 hectares under vine, farmed organically. Ijalba has indeed, gained much acclaim both within Spain and internationally for their terrific work with organic viticulture, as well as their championing of obscure varietals. The wines are amongst the few modern Riojas that truly impress with their balance and style, without sacrificing Rioja “soul”. The winery was the first Rioja winery to convert to organics, and unusually for the region, all grapes used for the wines are 100% estate-grown.

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