Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas
Per bottle £13.99
- Brand Luis Canas
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 13.5%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vegan Yes
- Organic Yes
- Vintage 2019
- Country Spain
- Country Region Rioja
- Subregion Rioja Alavesa
- Grape Variety Viura Malvasia
- Closure Cork
Intro to Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas –
Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas is a rich complex white that retains its freshness, from this excellent producer in the north of the Rioja region. Toasty on the nose with citrus hints and it is elegant with flowers, fruits and hazelnuts. The palate is dry with just enough acidity to keep it fresh and lively with a structured and flavoursome finish of ripe fruit.
Full tasting note and wine making –
A beautifully balanced example of white Rioja that straddles the styles of the old and the new. Vibrant citrussy Viura is blended with the more weighty Malvasia and the brief barrel maturation adds a honeyed roundness to the crisp lemony fruit. Beautiful golden yellow colour with bright lemon-tinted reflections. Elegant, combining hints of flowers, fruits and hazelnuts. Dry, with just enough acidity to make it fresh and lively with a structured and tasty finish of ripe fruit
The grapes for the Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas are hand selected and brought to the winery in the smallest tractors in the region. They are hand sorted at the wineries on two sorting tables, where Juan Luis Cañas stands watch at each harvest. Fermentation occurs in French oak barrels for 17 days before the wine is aged in new French and American oak for three and a half months, with lees, until bottling.
With 350 hectares of outstanding vineyards, split across 870 different plots, the viticultural department control every aspect. Each of the plots has its own personality and is categorised and used for different wines according to its characteristics. The vines are situated on slopes and terraces of limestone and clay soil, well exposed to the sun and are at least 60 years old.
The producer –
Bodegas Luis Cañas has been at the heart of Rioja since 1928 though the contemporary story begins in 1970 when Luis Cañas became the first Rioja Alavesa winemaker to bottle his young wine rather than sell it in bulk. Situated in Villabuena, Luis Cañas utilise their knowledge of the local climate, terroir, cultivation methods and a real sense of pride and dedication to create these unique wines; every harvest Luis Cañas, now 86, stands at the head of the selection table keenly ensuring only the best parcels of grapes are used. The end result is wine consistently packed with fruit and wrapped in a silky, oak laced layer of flavour that seems unique to Rioja: truly world class.
Drink with –
Perfect with seafood and shellfish, meats, salads, risottos as well as mild cheeses and nuts.
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