GRAPE: 100% Garnacha Blanca.
APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa.
VINIFICATION: Manual harvest in 10 kg. crates.Manual selection. Fermented in 50% new Hungarian oak barrels, with some lees stirring in barrel.
Aged in stainless steel for 10 months with it lees. Weekly battonage.
TASTING NOTES: Fragrant, fresh, elegant, with notes of thyme and white pepper and a unctuous finish. Honeysuckle and fennel aromas, chiselled acidity, a creamy mid-palate and a ferrous undertone.
FOOD PAIRING: Rice, pasta, salads, fish, chocolate and cheese.
- 94 Pts by Tim Atkin; vntg 2021
Victor Ausejo’s small project arose with the idea of making wine in Alberite (Rioja Oriental), a municipality in the Iregua Valley where people have traditionally dedicated themselves to viticulture but not to making their own wines. If only for family consumption.
In 2018 he wanted to change that and produced just 400 bottles of our wine Víctor Ausejo Viticultor Garnacha Blanca Fermented in Barrel in a determined commitment to get away from the ubiquitous Tempranillo and value the area, its vineyards and minority varieties.
Since then he continued with this philosophy, expanding the range and producing red and white single varietals from traditional grapes that are scarce today in Rioja, with which he tries to convey the identity of the territory and his way of understanding wine.