La Nevera Blanco
La Nevera Blanco
La Nevera is a fun, delicious wine produced from organically grown grapes in the renown Rioja region. La Nevera is bottled in a box-wine format. Because the regulatory council of Rioja does not allow any trademark from the Rioja region to be connected with a box-wine bottling, the name Rioja does not appear on its label. The advantages of doing a box wine in Rioja are many. In addition to the savings of glass, corks, etc. the greatest advantage is the tax savings. Not showing the name Rioja on the label allows La Nevera to pay a lesser tax making this wine a greater value than it otherwise would have been.
La Nevera is produced from Monchi's estate own vineyards. Monchi's family has been farming in Rioja Alta for many generations. La Nevera Blanco is 100% Viura. 100% stainless steel. If you like youthful wines that are vibrant and uncomplicated, this bright, zesty and firm wine is for you. Perfect to drink on its own, while cooking or with any food that is light and uncomplicated (chicken, salads, pasta, and seafood ...).
What makes this wine unique?
Produced from organically grown vineyards. La Nevera is made with grapes grown in Rioja Alta. Not showing the name Rioja on the label allows La Nevera to pay a lesser tax making this wine a greater value than it otherwise would be.
100% Viura. Organically grown vines planted in 1973. Tended in clay and limestone soil at 630 m (2,067 ft) elevation
This clean, zesty white with citrus and herbal aromas and flavors of pear and lemon pairs well with chicken and seafood, particularly with spicy preparations.
Vinification and ageing:
After harvest, the skins mix with the unfermented juice for five hours at 45F. This pre-fermentation “cold soak” enhances the wine aromas and flavor. Once fermentation has taken place, the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for 2 months before it is "bottled".
Location, Soil, Climate:
The twenty vineyard parcels that go into the making of this great expression of Rioja Alta (Zone 3) are located in two distinct towns, Briones and Arenzana, both sited at approximately 350 meters (1,148 ft.) elevation. In Briones, the soils are thin red clay and sandy. In Arenzana the soils are sandy with alluvial sediment. The climate conditions of this area are very beneficial to wine growing. The average temperature from April-October is 17.6ºC (63.7ºF) with 465mm (18.3 inches) of yearly rainfall. The moderately warm days and cool nights of this Continental Atlantic climate forces the grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in wines that show brighter aromas and more fruit flavors.
Bright straw. Zesty citrus and orchard fruit aromas show good clarity and hints of quinine and tarragon. Dry and focused on the palate, offering bitter lemon pith and pear skin flavors that put on weight with air. Finishes with firm cut and grip, leaving a subtle herbal note behind.