Vineyard: The Viura for this wine comes from two different vineyards in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. Both vineyards combined have less than 2 hectares of Viura planted. Finca Iscorta has vines on average of 60 years old. El Codo is the second vineyard with vines at 30 years on average.
Orientation: Finca Iscorta is at an elevation of 500 meters with an orientation to the North. El Codo is a very steep vineyard with an elevation at the bottom of 475 meters and at the top 525 meters.
Soil: Calcareous Clay with lots of stones.
Viticulture: Practicing organics and sustainability, all estate owned vineyards, They work in a very natural way. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. Finca Iscorta is all bush pruned and El Codo is trellised in cordon system.
Vinification: Hand selection of grapes and destemed but not crushed before being put in stainless steel tanks to macerate for 24 hours to gain structure and complexity. Then the wine and skins are pressed and the juice undergoes spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast very slowly.
Aging: The wine ages in tank on the lees with rackings from tank to tank every 3 months for at least a year. The wine then ages in bottle, depending on the vintage, that aging could be 1 year or more. The wine is not fined or filtered.
Production: 800 cases
Notes: The winery focuses on red wines, but does have a small amount of white vines. This limited production white is superb with notes of apples and peaches on the nose and great intensity of fruit on the palate.