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La Bastid 2016

Appellation: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Grape: Viura, Malvasia, Garnacha Blanca
Alcohol: 13.5%
Winery: Olivier Riviere
Volume: 75cl.

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La Bastid wine by Oliver Riviere

  • Type of Wine: White wine

  • Principal grape variety: Viura, Malvasia, Garnacha Blanca

  • Bodega: Olivier Riviere

  • La Bastid is a white wine that gets its name from the small town of Rioja Alavesa where the vineyards, La Bastida are located. Your oenologist. Olivier Riviere, of French origin and afincaco years ago in La Rioja, wanted to give it a French touch, removing the "a", as the French are accustomed to, which do not pronounce the terminations of the words La Bastid is a fermented wine and aged in oak barrel of 500 liters, which Riviere produces mainly from the Viura grape variety, together with Malvasia and Garnacha blanca, from Rioja, on plots in biodynamic viticulture. The soils are alluvial of clay-calcareous composition, and the climate is mild continental.

  • In winemaking La Bastid, after the vendidmia, the grapes are transported to the winery in boxes of small capacity and in a maximum term of half an hour. In the cellar, the clusters are hand selected and, after destemming, a manual selection of grains, and ferment in French oak frustoconical tins. Both the emptying of the tanks and the filling of the barrels is carried out by gravity. The wine performs the malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels, and it ages for 10 months, in small barrels, 15% of them new. Its alcoholic strength is 13.5% vol. In the wine tasting it shows a straw-yellow, clean color. On the nose, notes of candies, white and violet flowers, roasted nuts, ripe stone fruit, citrus fruits, pastries, aromatic herbs, balsamic touches and minerals.