Brand: Tentenublo Wines
Designation: Ca. Rioja
Type: White wine
Type of grapes: Malvasía, Viura
Time of ageing: 5 months in Hungarian oak barrels
Vineyard and elaboration
From old vineyards planted on sandy and marl soils at around 600 meters above sea level and influenced by the Mediterranean and Atlantic climates characteristics, come malvasía and viura types of grapes that develop this white Riojan wine.
Wine harvesting is handmade, which guarantees the bunches' good quality. Once in the winery, grapes are pressed by hand with a vertical press in order to obtain grape juice that ferments later in new 300-to-500-liter Hungarian oak barrels, where wine sits on its lees for 5 months.
Tentenublo is a leap to a new generation of Riojan wine producers. This winery is created by viticulturist and oenologist Roberto Oliván, who elaborates artisanal terroir wines with a strong personality from the little town of Viñaspe.
In 2011, Roberto takes the reins of his mother’s old winery in Lanciego and starts to produce wines following the traditional methods of La Rioja yet giving them a more modern touch, looking for more freshness and with less prevalence of the wood.
The winery has almost 10 hectares of family vineyards, to which some newly purchased ones located between Lanciego and Viñaspe, at the very heart of La Rioja Alavesa, are added.
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