Wine Rioja DOC "Allende" blanco, 2014
Wine brilliant pale yellow color.
The wine has an intense, balanced flavor with fruity and spicy notes, with high acidity and a long finish.
Seductive, harmonious aroma of the wine reveals notes of beeswax, spices and dry hay, balsamic and oak nuances.
This wine is beautiful in itself. Can be served as an aperitif, as well as fish dishes, Zwiebelkuchen or dishes of poultry, raw and grilled seafood, ham.
Colorful and exciting wine "Allende" Blanco made from grapes varieties Viura and Malvasia, which is assembled by hand in early October. Intense varietal characteristics of the grapes are perfectly combined, not muted, with nuances of wood, because after fermentation the wine is aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, winemakers who use the famous Burgundy region Montrachet.
In 1986, Miguel Angel de Gregorio began to acquire small plots of vineyards with old vines in Briones, which he learned at the time was engaged in winemaking in Breton. Miguel left Breton in 1995 and together with his sister Mercedes founded a new estate of 25 hectares. The winery Finca Allende has released its first wine - Allende DOC - in 1995, Aurus - in 1996 and Calvario - in 1999. Since the first appearance of these wines regularly receive awards and are among the most respected wines of Rioja. "Allende" in Spanish means "further", and this word is an expression of the philosophy of the economy.
Vineyards farm Finca Allende situated at an altitude of 480-560 meters above sea level in Briones (La Rioja Alta). Winery and cellar are located in the square Briones Ibarra in an ancient palace, built in the XVI century. Family Gregorio completely restored building, making it an emblem of medieval Castilian lion image that can be seen also on the labels of wine farms.
Briones land stretching along the edge of the valley of the Ebro and have a hilly surface. Continental climate, the north-eastern exposure vineyards and rich soil make perfect conditions for ripening grapes. The total area of vineyards Finca Allende is 36 hectares. The main cultivated variety is Tempranillo, it covers an area of 34.5 hectares, the remaining 1.5 hectares are planted with varieties Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Malvasia. Miguel is based on a systematic approach to winemaking and grape growing. He spent 10 years studying 92 separate areas of their vineyards. In the vineyards do not use fertilizers. The grapes are harvested by hand and passes strict selection. Selected bunches are separated by ridges, after fermentation, the wine is moved into barriques, where the malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in French oak barrels Allier (96%) and American oak Virginia (4%), a third barrel is updated annually. Holding period is 10-15 months depending on the vintage, in the process of aging wine twice removed from the sediment.