PHINCA ABEJERA, BODEGAS BHILAR
APPELLATION: D.O.Ca. Rioja (sub-region Rioja Alavesa)
VARIETY/BLEND: 40% Tempranillo, 40% Graciano, 10% Garnacha, 10% Viura
FERMENTATION: The grapes are foot trodden to gently extract the must and start the fermentation process naturally with native yeast.
AGEING: The wine spends three years in 500 liter barriques.
An aromatic, herbal and heady nose of red cherry, thyme, lavender, lilac, licorice root, nutmeg and clove. Intense freshness and clean flavours on the palate; the wine is lively, with brisk acidity and riper fruit character of morello cherries and blackcurrants, showing freshness and concentration with a persistent finish.
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.