NIVARIUS EDICIÓN LIMITADA
Old vine Viura grown on the Moncalvillo slopes and Alto Najerilla blended with Maturana Blanca from Las Arcas vineyard in Nalda produce a powerful white wine that is
aged in large wooden casks.
The result is a structured, full-bodied and very expressive wine bursting with fruit notes that gains complexity after some time in the glass.
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
Selection of head-pruned Viura vineyards from the slopes of the Moncalvillo, the Sonsierra Riojana and Alto Najerilla as well as high altitude White Maturana from Finca La Nevera in Nalda.
Average of 70 years-old Viuras between 500 and 600 metres of altitude and 800 metres for the White Maturana.
Mainly ferrous sandy soils on the southern slopes of the Ebro valley and calcareous silt on the northern slopes. They are generally deep soils with a sandy component and alluvial rocks on the surface and with light layers of clay from 3 meters deep from sedimentation. This blend gives us structure,
freshness and longevity in the wine.
70% Viura, 30% Maturana blanca.
Very cool vintage, budding within the usual parameters. The first part of the summer with multiple rains until mid-July, followed by temperatures somewhat lower than usual due to the rain. In the second part it was quite hot during the month of August which implied exceptional health. During maturation, we had favorable weather with contrasting day-to-night temperatures accompanied by some light rains during the harvest at the beginning of September, which means that we were facing one of the coolest vintages in recent years.
Harvest with optimal phenolic maturation, light pressing without de-stemming and in the absence of oxygen so as not to oxidize aromas. Fermentation in French oak barrels at low temperature and subsequent ageing on fine lees for nine months in French oak barrels, where the lees are stirred three times a week to give the wine more broadness on the palate.
Ageing on its fermentation lees for twelve months in 35Hl French oak tanks. The lees were stirred with the batonnage technique two times a week during the first 3 months and later they rested static in the oak walls to protect the wine from oxidation.
"Seriously good high altitude white blend. Great to see these wines going from strength to strength"
Tim Atkin, MW