Antigua Clasico Blanco is a history project, inspired by the white Rioja winemaking of 19th and early 20th century Rioja. Made from heirloom clones of old-vine Viura, Garnacha Blanca and Tempranillo Blanco. Partially aged under flor, Antigua Clasico Blanco showcases a style that is savory and umami-rich.
VINEYARD: Sustainably grown vines planted since 1965. Tended in red silica soil at 700 m (2,296 ft) elevation.
VINIFICATION: The wine is aged for 14 months in a blend of 80% French and 20% American oak barrels; a blend of new and used. 10% of the wine is aged under natural flor from the same Rioja origin.
Sierra de la Demanda is a unique location with north facing vineyards located in Rioja Alta.
The northern facing vineyards experience cooler temperatures, resulting in grapes that ripen more slowly, hence showcasing flavors of greater balance and focus. In addition to the cooler conditions of this area, La Antigua is a place where the parcels are extremely small and steep. This terrain is almost impossible to mechanize. All important vineyard work needs to be done by hand. The majority of the people who own these vineyards are local farmers who do not make wine, they only grow grapes, which in exchange they sell at top prices to larger bodegas, mostly located in the north of the valley near the train tracks.
|PRODUCER||Alberto Orte Vinos|
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Other White Blend|