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Viña Real Fermentado en Barrica

The Viura grapes used for our barrel-fermented Viña Real come from 20-year-old vineyards located in different parts of Rioja Alavesa, Elciego and Laguardia, grown on head-trained and trellis vines in cool, calcareous soils. Hand-harvested at optimal ripeness.

In the winery, grapes are kept at 10ºC and macerated with their skins for 12 hours for greater aromatic expression in the finished wine. After this time, a small pneumatic press separates the various fractions and qualities of the must. The drained must is then used to produce the wine, fermented in Hungarian oak barrels of varying capacities and ages (1-3 years old).

Once alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine remains in the barrel with the fine lees, which are put in suspension through batonnage. The wine is sampled on a weekly basis to assess its development and determine the right moment to end the lees ageing process. At this point, the wine is racked, clarified and filtered prior to bottling.

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DATA SHEET

Name of the Wine
Viña Real Fermentado en Barrica
Winery
Viña Real
Region of Production
Rioja
Year
2019
Grape Variety
100% viura

TECHNICAL DETAILS

2019 2018
“Our barrel-fermented Viña Real is our way of demonstrating the versatility of the Viura variety”
DESCUBRE MÁS Viña Real Crianza “Viña Real Crianza is a classic Rioja Alavesa wine. Gastronomic, enjoyable and fresh with a long finish. The relatively short ageing process in used barrels allows for the perfect expression of the tempranillo (main variety) from the Alavés soil”
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