Laventura, Viura 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

Spain, Rioja
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Laventura Viura is made from vineyards above 500m from the town of Villabuena, south western slopes of the Sierra Cantabria. Vineyards are exposed to a cooling breeze from the North and soft sun shine that helps to ripen the grapes slowly retaining the tension in the wine. Limestone soils, desired for white wines. The wine is aged in large wooden vats. It is a fresh refined example of the grape Viura.

Tasting notes:
'The bright pale-yellow 2018 Laventura Viura was produced with grapes from two plots: one in Villabuena de Álava and the other one in Laguardia, where the old vines have both red and white grapes interplanted. It fermented and matured for one year in a 2,500-liter oak vat and 500-liter oak barrels. There is no oak, and there is a sense of harmony and subtleness that I like very much. It showcases the profile of the grape and the cooler year. It's medium-bodied and has moderate alcohol, and it's clean, tasty and precise, which is the house style. The wine is austere rather than exuberant, 5,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019. Drink 2020 - 2024.' – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Oct 2020)

'This wine has a lemon colour with primary fruit aromas such as apple, pear, lemon, lime, peach and apricot. Secondary aromas of brioche and nuts are present due to the lees contact and barrel ageing for one year. The palate is textured and layered. Good acidity, body and length.' – Winemaker

More Information
Alcohol 12.5%
Technical analysis RS: 3.2 g/L | TA: 5.0 g/L | PH: 3.34
Variety Viura
Blend information 100% Viura
Rating WA 93
Winemaker Bryan MacRobert
Body Medium-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Producer information Former Young Gun, Bryan MacRobert, moved to Rioja 7 years ago to start Laventura. Today, his new terroir-driven wines are causing a fuss! ‘I want to make Rioja as it once was. I’m trying to make honest wines,’ says Bryan whose wines are refreshing, innovative and true-to-terroir style of Rioja. With cellars located in the centre of La Rioja, they source high-quality grapes from the whole region. The vineyards are often 40 to 90 years old and harvesting is done by hand. ‘It’s time to take Rioja far more seriously,’ writes Tim Atkin MW as the Rioja landscape changes dramatically.
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