Vina Ijalba Rioja Genoli Blanco


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Fruity with the refreshing acidity that makes it a top tapas wine

The ultimate tapas wine in our books. Viura is the most important white grape of Rioja, where wines can evolve for over 10+ years. In Catalonia this varietal is known as Macabeo and is the primary blending grape in Cava sparkling wines. This Riojan white is strikingly fresh and has the clean, citrus quality that makes it the perfect partner to a whole range of foods. A long-term favourite and one of Viña Ijalba’s best-selling wines.



Herby green apple with fine acidity, Sprightly


Crispin apple and bergamot

Dionisio Ruiz planted his first vines back in 1975 with vineyards located on a former old open-cast mine. The revival of these once production poor soils into healthy, organic soils forms the backbone of the Viña Ijalba estate today. Viña Ijalba was the first winery in Rioja to commit to organic production. Not only that, they’ve also revived the land for growing indigenous and now rare Riojan varietals, like Maturana Blanca, Maturana Tinta and Tempranillo Blanco. They lay claim to being the first winery in Rioja to produce a wine made exclusively of 100% Graciano, which is traditionally used as a blending partner with the celebrated variety of the region, Tempranillo. 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. 70% of their grapes are harvested by hand. Not only has Viña Ijalba managed to fully revive a former open-cast mine for organic winemaking, but they’re revival of almost forgotten local varietals that bring a distinctive element to their wines has also been quite impressive.


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  1. Staple

    this is a staple white in our house. seems to get better with every vintage. fresh and crisp


  2. Light and fruity

    White Rioja can sometimes be rich and oaky but this is definitely fresh and fruity and dry – just how I like it