Bodegas Santalba Abando Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 750ml
A wine made with Viura grapes from vineyards in Gimileo, late-harvested to obtain a slight over-ripeness. After pressing, the resulting juice is transferred to new American oak barrels, where alcoholic fermentation takes place. The wine rests on its lees for five months, with weekly batonnage: stirring the lees so they float in suspension in the wine. The result is a full wine that is fresh and rounded, with an intense finish that asks the wine to be sipped again. Alcohol content: 12.5-Percent Grape variety: 100-Percent Viura.
*Vintage may vary.
About The Brand
Santiago Ijalba Garcia established Bodegas Santalba in 1998 in Gimileo, La Rioja. He obtained a degree in oenology in 1974 and was joined by his son, Roberto in 1997. Both father and son use spontaneous fermentation and indigenous yeasts from the vineyard.
Their label Ermita is helmed by Santiago, producing rose, white, Crianza and Reserva while Abando and Ogga are produced by Roberto. Further, the Ogga plantings are 90+-year-old certified organic and are derived from one contiguous vineyard which is not common in Rioja.