Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Varietal: 100% Grenache Blanc
Vintage: 2020 colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Izadi
The Larrosa wines are a new project from the Izadi team, created to showcase the quality of fruit from old bush vine Garnacha. The vineyards are located between 600-800m above sea level, in the village of Tudelilla in Rioja Alavesa. The vines experience warm days and cool nights, as well as Mediterranean and Atlantic influence. The wines display both a vibrancy and freshness few can rival at this price point.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from old bush-trained vines,
planted in 1960. The vineyards sit at 600 metres above sea level,
meaning the grapes benefit from warm days followed by cool
nights and undergo a perfectly paced, slow ripening. This allows
them to accumulate great intensity of flavour whilst retaining
acidity. The soils are a combination of chalk, clay and pebbles.
These old vines are low yielding, around 5 tonnes per hectare, but
the fruit that they produce is extremely concentrated.
VINIFICATION The grapes were destemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation
took place in stainless-steel tanks and the wine did not undergo
malolactic fermentation to preserve the variety's bright aromatics
and fresh acidity..
nose. The palate has superb purity of fruit, with notes of stone fruit
and zesty acidity leading to a refreshing, fruit-driven finish.
Food Matches: Casseroles / Lamb / Beef