Luis Canas

2021 Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas

£20.80 per bottle

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"Pedro Pablo Amurrio makes this old-vine white from an assemblage of Viura and 15% Malvasía Riojana. Subtly oaked in new and older barrels, it has pear, lime and yellow apple flavours and a dusting of cinnamon spice."
91 points - Tim Atkin

In 1970 Luis Cañas changed two hundred years of tradition and became the first winemaker in Rioja Alavesa to bottle his young wine rather than sell it as bulk.

This bold move, and his continued pioneering spirit, has cemented the winery's enviable reputation as one of the most progressive in the region. Sheltered below the watchful Sierra Cantabria, the vineyards are all old, small plots on chalky-clay soils with a dedicated team of vineyard workers carrying out organic practices and a purpose built, fully equipped accommodation block was built for the entire vineyard team in 2006.

A beautifully balanced example of white Rioja that straddles the styles of the old and the new. Vibrant citrussy Viura is blended with the more weighty Malvasia and the brief barrel maturation adds a honeyed roundness to the crisp lemony fruit. Beautiful golden yellow colour with bright lemon-tinted reflections. Elegant, combining hints of flowers, fruits and hazelnuts. Dry, with just enough acidity to make it fresh and lively with a structured and tasty finish of ripe fruit.

Facts about 2021 Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas

Winery

Code
13017

What does this wine taste like?

This wine features Oaky, Tree fruit & Citrus notes.
 LightBold 
 DrySweet 
 SoftAcidic 

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