Dionisio Ruiz Ijalba 2014

75cl Bodegas Viña Ijalba Maturana Tinta Spain > Rioja Something special
Dionisio Ruiz Ijalba is produced from 100% Maturana Tinta and is extremely rare.  This varietal was first documented in 1622 and was nearly extinct until rescued by Viña Ijalba who has planted approximately 6000 vines of this rare and unique grape.  Fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 13 months

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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