2014 La Antigua Rioja Blanco
SKU: B470 / P4 / 1349 /Regular price $21.95
La Antigua Clasico is one of Alberto Orte’s most enduring history projects. Alberto’s winemaking emphasizes freshness and minerality, leading to balanced, long-lived wines. To that end, he has found old vine Garnacha, Tempranillo and Graciano in Sierra de la Demanda, south of the Ebro river in Rioja Alta. Sierra de la Demanda’s vineyards are extremely scattered and steep, showcasing intense flavors of greater focus. ‘Clasico Blanco’ brings a style that is savory and umami-rich, paying homage to a time when wineries were allowed to add Fino or Manzanilla sherry to the wine to increase structure and stability. A blend of 70% Viura, 20% Garnacha Blanca, 10% Tempranillo Blanco, from vines planted since 1965.