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La Nevera Tinto

La Nevera Tinto

La Nevera is a fun, delicious wine produced from organically grown grapes in the renown Rioja region. La Nevera is bottled in glass and 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 is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Viura. 100% stainless steel. If you like youthful wines that are vibrant and uncomplicated, this red-berry, slightly spiced wine is for you. Perfect to drink on its own, while cooking or with any food that is light and uncomplicated (chicken, rice dishes, pasta, and pizza).

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.

Grape:

Red blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Viura. Organically grown vines planted in 1978. Tended in clay and sandy soil at 568 m(1,865 ft) elevation

Pairing Suggestions:

The fresh, pure character of this wine makes this an extremely versatile wine to pair with food. Perfect to drink on its own, while cooking or with any food that is light and uncomplicated (chicken, rice dishes, pasta, pizza...).

Vinification and ageing:

After harvest, the skins mix with the unfermented juice for five days at 45F. This pre-fermentation “cold soak” enhances the wines aromas, color and flavor. Once fermentation has taken place, the skins spend another 10 days in tanks to extract all beneficial color and tannins. Subsequently the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for 2 months.

Production:

20,000 cases

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 568 meters (1,865 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 61.5F with 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.

Tasting notes:

Bright candied cherry aromas that show great lift. Slightly jammy on the palate, offering an array of red and dark berry flavors that become spicier with air. Finishes juicy and tight, with subtle tannins and a touch of licorice.

Alcohol Content:

12.5%

UPC Code:

8437013189729 (750 ML) & 8437013189712 (3L Box)