Artesa Rioja Viura Blanco 2018, Bodegas Artesa
Spain / Aragon
Andy's Tasting Notes
A fresh and zesty no oak white Rioja with lemon, lime and apple fruit. Light and refreshing but not bland.
Made from 100% Viura grapes cultivated in Rioja Oriental. Vineyards are at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level and the Viura vines are, on average, 20 years old. 80% of the vines are trained in the trellis method and 20% are bush trained. The vineyards have clay stone soils with some sandy areas. Grapes are crushed and chilled for several hours before temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel.
Price per bottle £8.70
From Bodegas Ontañón (a 5th generation family-owned and run winery in Rioja Baja), the Artesa range of wines was developed in order to provide a portfolio of Rioja wines with wide appeal, which still maintains purity of fruit, balanced acidity, and the structure and style unique to this distinct location. They select from high quality fruit from the lower reaches of their extensive vineyards (still up to 600m altitude!) which, when combined with their advanced technical capabilities, modern vinification cellars and good quality oak barrels, produces a range of wines which over-delivers at each price-point.
Food matchEnjoy with a classic Spanish omelette