Following family tradition since 1874, Bodegas Marqués de Arviza is the third oldest winery in the Denomination of Origin Rioja. They own 45 hectares of vines which allows them to produce single vineyard wines. They rely on traditional values to elaborate wines that reflect the essence of their land. Using tempranillo as the main grape in their wines, they are not afraid of breaking with the DO rules, to make ‘vino de autor’, looking for less oak influence and balance preserving freshness and fruit concentration in their wines. The ultimate goal is to showcase what the land and their different vineyards sites have to offer.
from two estate vineyards located at an elevation of 650 meters in La Unión: La Muela (old bush vines planted in 1964 on calcareous clay soil), and El Paleton (bush vines planted in 1997 on red clay soils with lot of pebbles).
powerful, weighty white kept perfectly in balance. yellow fruit, underripe tropical notes, white flowers, dried herbs, rich mid-palate, subtle oak influence will appeal to white Burgundy drinkers, dry and complex finish.
region: Rioja, Spain
varietal: 70% Viura, 20% Malvasia and 10% Garnacha Blanca
style: weighty white
farming/cellar: organic, hand harvested, fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in oak barrels for 6 months with weekly bâttonage (lees stirring), followed by 4 months in concrete; the wine does not go through malolactic fermentation, minimal added so2, unfiltered.