Nestares Eguizabal A Veredas Blanco Crianza 2018
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Nestares Eguizabal A Veredas Blanco Crianza 2018

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Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Grapes: Chardonnay (50%), Sauvignon Blanc (50%)

Vintage: 2018

ABV: 13%

Bottle size: 75cl

Viticulture: Organic

Winemaking:  8 months in French Oak (50%) & American Oak (50%), followed by 12 months in bottle.

Vegan?: No

Abundantly aromatic, with citrus and tropicality blending with smokiness from the time in barrels. Fresh acidity and rounded texture from lees-ageing make it stunningly balanced on the palate. 

About the producer: Historically difficult to access, Rioja Oriental (formerly Rioja Baja) remained relatively isolated from the central prestige areas of Rioja. It is here that you'll find Nestares Eguizábal, a family-owned organic-practicing winery headed by founder Jose Maria Nestares. The vineyards were planted in 1983 on a plateau between Valle de Ocón and Valle de Jubera at 520-650 metres above sea levels. The winemakers strive to make unique, memorable Rioja wines that reflect both family tradition and the historic provenance of the region.