We have recently launched the new vintages of our most emblematic white wines. Here we will describe three of them, each made in a different winery.
With the coming of spring and the mild weather, our thoughts turn to white wines. Even when whites are almost always served chilled, not all of them require the same temperature. Lighter, fruity wines should be served at lower temperatures (around 7 degrees C), whereas the perfect drinking temperatures for fuller-bodied ones range from 9 to 10 degrees C.
Our Finca Antigua Viura Sobre Lías 2017, aged on the lees, as indicated by the Spanish words ‘sobre lías’, shows enhanced structure and complexity. It is fresh and soft in the mouth and persistent on the nose.
Lees aging of the Finca Antigua Viura took five months with weekly bâtonnage (stirring). The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 22 days at a controlled temperature.
The wine made with this sur-lie aging process is balanced in terms of acidity, which makes it slightly tart and very refreshing.
Finca Antigua Viura Sobre Lías 2017 is the right wine to pair with shellfish or white fish, rice dishes or pasta au gratin, and white meat. As you can see, it is a really versatile wine that can also be sipped on its own.
Finca Montepedroso vintage 2017 is a Rueda white wine made from 100% Verdejo grapes and aged sur-lie with bâtonnage (stirring). Unlike other light wines, it is a full-bodied white.
Finca Montepedroso 2017 is made with Verdejo grapes on their wild yeasts found in the vineyard. After five months’ ageing on the lees and 32 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, this wine shows the best characteristics of the finest Verdejo whites.
This is an intense white wine, with ample acidity in the balance that adds freshness, volume and a fruity aftertaste that highlights its fresh character.
The third of our new vintage white wines is Viña Bujanda Viura 2017, a white wine dominated by the Viura variety from Rioja.
The grape variety this wine is made with has been frequently regarded as unworthy, because it is insufficiently aromatic. However, unlike other white grapes, it is deep in the mouth and ages remarkably gracefully. The secret lies in vineyard age and grapevine yield control.
Viña Bujanda Viura 2017 is fresh and full-bodied, with fruity, green apple notes. It pairs well with fish or shellfish, pasta au gratin, rice dishes and soft, mild-tasting cheese.