Posted on 10th August 2018 by JN Wine
The Rioja Seis spends 6 months in French oak barrels (seis being Spanish for six). This young wine retains the fruitiness and freshness of the Tempranillo grapes. It displays powerful aromatics and a velvety mouthfeel. In the glass it is a youthful blackberry and ruby red colour clean and bright. The nose is an aromatic profusion of strawberries raspberries blackberries and violets. On the palate it is round and full with loads of fresh red fruit floral tones and sweetness.
It is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Murillo de Rio Leza (La Rioja) is the cradle of the tempranillo blanco varietal. This variety was discovered in 1988 in the town in which Paco Garcia’s bodega resides. A tempranillo vine decided to mutate and produce white fruit/grapes instead of the usual red fruit. Nature chose Murillo to give birth to tempranillo blanco, and we can only be thankful for it. It has been harvested by hand in our vineyard ever since. Once in the winery, after destemming the pristine fruit is pressed and left to rest in large stainless steel tanks. Following this, the wine is left on its lees for 6 months to gain complexity and nuance of flavour. Rich, smooth and creamy flavours result while beautifully married to the characteristic citrus and floral aromas that tempranillo blanco is known for
Join us on Saturday 11th August from 12 noon to 5pm to taste these two Riojas