BHILAR BLANCO, BODEGAS BHILAR
APPELLATION: D.O.Ca. Rioja (sub-region: Rioja Alavesa)
VARIETY/BLEND: : 90% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca
FERMENTATION: The grapes are destemmed and placed in a concrete tank where alcoholic fermentation starts naturally with the skins.
AGEING: The wine is pressed and placed in French oak barrels for 6 months.
The wine is austere, mineral and sharp profile with the strict palate limestone provides. The acidity of this high-altitude white is impressive, with 50% malolactic adding some creamy notes to the fresh, zesty, citrus and orange peel flavours.
Bodegas Bhilar is a boutique winery located in Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa, run by husband and wife team, David Sampedro and Melanie Hickman. Their goal is to make terroir-driven wines with soul, respect the land, work only with indigenous grapes, and to share their unique wines with good people with positive energy.