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Sierra de Toloño Viura Rioja 2020
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Sierra de Toloño Viura Rioja 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

High up in the foothills of the Sierra de Toloño, in Rioja Alavesa, Sandra Bravo works in some of the oldest, and highest altitude vineyards in Rioja, growing Garnacha, Tempranillo, Viura and some Graciano. This young winemaker who worked in France, New Zealand, and Italy before coming back to her native land translates the mountainous landscape into pure and expressive wines. She has a small winery in Villabuena de Álava, where she works with steel, anforas, and old wood. From that area she also work on various micro-plots, being able to harvest multiple varietals from micro-terroirs that together form a fresh, beautiful image of the area.

100% Viura—an indigenous variety here—from biodynamically farmed vineyards, She is always the first to harvest, usually around the 3rd week of September, and she decides when it’s time by tasting the berries. Minimal treatments are “easy,” says Sandra, thanks to the ferocious and non-stop wind in these vineyards. The grapes are 100% destemmed and 90% is made in tank; 10% is made in French oak. All is kept on the fine lees until bottling. On the nose, the wine is very floral with slight “toasted” notes. There is a silky aspect ont he pallet with big acidity which makes for a long finish.

Country
Spain
Sub-Region
Rioja
Region
Rioja
Varieties
Viura
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Calcareous clay
Winemaking
The grapes are 100% destemmed and 90% is made in tank; 10% is made in French oak. All is kept on the fine lees until bottling.