BHILAR TINTO, BODEGAS BHILAR
APPELLATION: D.O.Ca. Rioja (sub-region: Rioja Alavesa)
VARIETY/BLEND: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Viura
FERMENTATION: The grapes are destemmed and placed in concrete tanks where the fermentation starts naturally with indigenous yeasts.
AGEING: The wine is aged in 225 and 500-liter oak barrels for 18 months.
The oak is very integrated and neatly folded into the fruit, which is ripe (without excess), reflecting a warm and ripe year, nicely balanced with some peachy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied and reveals finegrained tannins.
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.