FINCA LA NEVERA
From a unique plot, Finca La Nevera, with an area of 4.3 hectares, located in the upper Iregua Valley, comes this extraordinary white wine made entirely from Maturana grapes.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
Single plot, Finca La Nevera 4.3 Hectares, in the upper part of the VALLE DEL IREGUA.
Between 680 and 750 metres above sea level.
Sandy of degradative origin from colluvial rocks, which occupies the upper soil layers, then siliceous sands are mixed with silts containing calcium carbonates that have accumulated through washing, and at the bottom a light layer of clay which retains water. This mixture lends the wine freshness, ilkiness, and longevity.
100% Maturana wine, selection of old clones from the area.
A complicated vintage, budbreak was late and the high areas were spared the generalised frost. The first part of the summer saw little rain, followed by an absence of rain in the second part, which meant the cycle was slightly earlier than usual, with great health. During ripening, the climate was favourable with contrasting day-night temperatures, which produced optimum ripeness while production was slightly lower than average.
The wine is aged for a minimum of 36 months in stainless steel tanks where it is regularly riddled to give the wine a fuller mouthfeel, to protect it from oxidation and to keep sulphite levels low.
"A sublime expression of Maturana Blanca, it has a chiselled acidity, a stony saline reduction, spicy citrus and citrus and hints of aniseed and white pepper."
Tim Atkin, MW - 96 points