GRAPE: 100% Tempranilllo
APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa
VINIFICATION: Sustainable farming. The grapes, harvested by hand in 15kg boxes are carefully produced in the youngest vineyards of the project. . Double sorting of grapes by hand, bunch table first, then individual berries The wine ferments in concrete tanks and then spends a minimum ageing time in old used barrels and then return to the concrete tanks.
Aged 3 months in 225L French oak used barrels
TASTING NOTES: NAKU draws inspiration from the traditional carbonic maceration wines of Rioja Alavesa and combines it with the finesse and balance of its older siblings. Freshness, harmony and verticality in a wine that shows the lively expression of Tempranillo.
FOOD PAIRING: Legumes, read meat stews, roasts. This wine also pairs with desserts, sweets and dark chocolates.
Ukan is a small winery that follows the Bordeaux model and is focused in producing a great wine in very limited quantities.
Koldo, fifth generation of the family, leads the project with the winemaking collaboration of his cousin Eduardo. Together, they seek to reflect the Rioja Alavesa landscape into a unique wine using knowledge acquired from previous generations and adding a younger, more contemporary vision that both have learned in their international experience.
The project starts in the vineyard, where sustainable and ecological viticulture is practiced. This care for detail is spread into the elaboration process, fully hand-crafted.
They make a selection of vineyards that represent the diversity of the region and elaborate them separately to extract the best of each one.
UKAN is the result of blending these single vineyard wines. A unique wine that shows the richness and complexity of Rioja Alavesa / Sonsierra.