ALONSO LOPEZ WHITE

GRAPE: Viura, Malvasía

APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa.

VINIFICATION: Made with 95% Viura and 5% Malvasía grapes from more than 40 years old vines. Malolactic Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats during 3 months by indigenous yeasts. The wine rest in bottle during at least 1 month before to be released to the market.

TASTING NOTES: Vibrant tropical notes and mineral essences, fresh and richly textured. This wine truly represents the character of a Rioja white wine.

FOOD PAIRING:Alonso López white wine is ideal as an aperitif and perfect pairing with oily fish. Barley risotto with duck confit and peas, chicken with fennel and tarragon, crab legs and butter with herbs, fettuccine carbonara, lasagne with boletes, salmon fillets with mixed vegetables.

RATINGS HISTORY:
91 Points by James Suckling; Vintage 2017

Tech Sheet:

PRODUCER: Family tradition in winemaking forge the character of Alonso López. It is elaborated in “LaPuebla de Labarca” village, the golden Rioja area of only 2km2 located in Rioja Alavesa.

Alonso López is sourced from two plots of 40 year old vines. These vineyards are located on the slopes of the mountains of Laguardia and Lapuebla de Labarca, between 430 and 580 meters of altitude. Due to their unique situation, the climate is Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental. Our peculiar farming system has allowed us to develop a control system that allows us to elaborate high quality wines and discover the potential of each of our vineyards. The well-established trellised vineyards were planted in La Rioja Alta at an altitude of 650m, where the mild Atlantic climate prevails. Our winery lies on the path of the world-famous Camino de Santiago, nestled in the heart of Spain’s world-famous Rioja Alta wine region.