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Ijalba Rioja Revival Six Bottle Case

£82.00

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Dionisio Ruiz planted his first vines back in 1975 with vineyards located on a former old open-cast mine. These limited production poor soils form the backbone of the Viña Ijalba estate today.
Dionisio Ruiz planted his first vines back in 1975 with vineyards located on a former old open-cast mine. Viña Ijalba means innovation, research and respect for the environment and since 1991 they have dedicated their work to producing top quality certified organic wines from both traditional and old ancient reclaimed grape varieties whilst at the same time balancing modern winemaking techniques. Located just a five minutes drive from the capital of Rioja, Logroño they produce a far reaching range of wines from the young, fresh and fruity Joven styles to the more traditional aged wines of Crianza and Reserva. Both Crianza and Reserva wines must spend a minimum of one year in barrel, with Reserva having a minimum ageing requirement between oak and bottle of three years before release. They lay claim to being the first winery in Rioja to produce a wine made exclusively of 100% Graciano. Traditionally used as a blending partner with the celebrated variety of the region, Tempranillo. Other rare indigenous varieties planted at the estate include Maturana Blanca, Maturana Tinta and Tempranillo Blanco.   Included in this Viña Ijalba mixed 6 bottle case: Rioja Genoli  90% Viura - Unoaked lively, fresh, fruity and crisp Rioja Maturana Blanco - Flint, roasted almonds and a smooth elegant palate. Ageing: 3 months on fine lees Rioja Tempranillo Joven - Young and vibrant red fruit explosion with soft and supple tannins. Rioja Crianza 90% Tempranillo 10% Graciano - Aromas of toasted almonds and mocha with integrated oak flavours. Very savoury and moreish. Ageing: 12 months in oak 12 months in bottle. Rioja Maturana Tinta - An intense colour with aromas of black fruit, blackcurrant, black pepper and chocolate. On the palate it is vibrant with intense dark fruit flavours and a savoury balsamic acidity. Rioja Graciano - Dark cherry & liquorice with a balanced acidity and complex tertiary flavours. Ageing: 10 months in French oak

Taste

Fine and well crafted

Aroma

Fruit purity and well balanced oak

Viña Ijalba currently has more than 90 hectares of vineyards spread over several terrains around Logroño, San Vincente de la Sonsierra and the Najerilla Valley. 70% is harvested by hand. Ijalba is also very much involved in restoring native, almost forgotten grape varieties to Rioja - varieties that bring a distinctive element to their wines.

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