2016 Castillo de Vinas Blanco Rioja

SKU #1311286

Castillo de Viñas is a label put together by our good friend María Alvarez for her Spanish Wine Exclusives portfolio of wines (many of which we direct import ourselves). The Castillo de Viñas white and rosé both come from a true maestro in the village of Cordovín, Honorio Rubio. Having quickly earned a reputation amongst staff and our more savvy customers for producing whites which recall the great whites of Lopez de Heredia, this bottling is a younger, fresher style, though one that still benefits from great terroir and winemaking, including a generous 6 months lees contact in tank prior to bottling. The result is a lovely white Rioja that is impressively dry, mineral and multidimensional.

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/24/2017 | Send Email
I've said it before, and likely will repeat myself many more times, but here goes: white Rioja is where it's at! There is something about the minerality, and acid forward personality of mature Viura vines, that makes it the perfect aperitive. This particular version is made by Honorio Rubio, who is one of Rioja's most gifted producers of white wines. It is bright, slight savory and salty, with a wonderful texture thanks to six months ageing on the lees.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Rioja

Alcohol Content (%): 12