PHINCAS, BODEGAS BHILAR
APPELLATION: D.O.Ca. Rioja (sub-region: Rioja Alavesa)
VARIETY/BLEND: 70% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, 10% Garnacha,5% Viura
FERMENTATION: The grapes are harvested by hand and brought to the winery in 10 kg cases. Half of the grapes are selected for whole cluster fermentation and combined with the remaining grapes which are destemmed and placed in a large oak vat where spontaneous fermentation begins with native yeast.
AGEING: The wine is aged for 36 months in 500-liter French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place naturally.
A suave and impressively styled wine. Ripe, pristine dark cherries and chocolate on the nose lead into a carefully crafted luxuriously flavoured palate. Complex and elegant with notes of herbs and spice. Fine tannins and understated oak.
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.