Type: Rosé Wine
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Code: RIOJ400
A blend of red and white tempranillo produces this pale fresh rose with the utmost care.

Rioja Vega

Initially started as the dream of one man, Don Felipe Ugalde in 1882, this winery has seen ongoing growth and development over the years. Don’s aim was simple, to be one of the countries most prestigious Bodega’s. Although his winery passed down the family line, it was through marriage that it became united with Bodegas Muerza, hence losing its identity. Today it is owned by the group Principe de Viana who acquired it in 1983 providing investment in new equipment, staff and in 2001 a new winery, 10km outside Logrono, complete with an underground ageing cellar. The new cellars incorporated modern equipment such as self-weighing hoppers, pneumatic presses and self-emptying stainless steel vats. This level of development has allowed not only the fruit from their own vineyards to be processed but also that of surrounding contract growers so that it has been able to produce this range of great value for money wines.
Bright and pale, slightly satin pink. A delicate wine with hints of white owers on the nose. Expressively fresh on the palate, with a good acidity.
Enjoy as an aperitif
Red Tempranillo planted on bush vines at 462 meters altitude, over 30 years old, on clay and limestone soils. White Tempranillo planted 8 years ago on well balanced soils, both are rain fed vineyards. The grapes are kept at a low temperature from the very harvest, to the extraction of the must. Once in the cellars, both the grapes of the Tempranillo Tinta and of the Tempranillo Blanca undergo a brief pre-fermentative cold maceration. This is such a short time, that there is barely contact of the must with the skins. This process di-fferences this from the traditional saignée rosés. Then, the must is carefully decanted and a 25-day alcoholic fermentation follows at a maximum temperature of 15.5ºC.

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