Viura, Garnacha Blanca - La Loma Blanco - Miguel Merino
Top Rioja "La Loma Blanco" van Miguel Merino - vatgerijpt - 2016
Aged on its lees for 10 months in 500L oak barrels.
Intense aromas of citrus, pear, stone fruits and notes of brioche.
Viura grapes from Mingortiz vineyard provides acidity and minerality.
White Garnacha from La Loma adds complexity, body and depth to the wine.
De Blanco is zeer beperkt beschikbaar:
5x 2016, 2017 & 2018 waren zeer beperkt beschikbaar en zijn helaas uitverkocht
- Druivenrassen: Viura & Garnacha Blanca
- Wijnhuis: Miguel Merino Briones
- Wijnregio: Rioja
- Inhoud: 0,75L
- Alcohol: 13%
- Productiewijze: Conventioneel & duurzaam
- Import: Wijnhuys Kinesis
T H E V I N E YA R D
Miguel Merino «Blanco» comes from two very special vineyards: Mingortiz (planted in 1977) and La Loma (planted in 1946).
Mingortiz is a 0,74 hectare slope facing East; only at the top end of the vineyard there are some Viura vines (0,20 ha). Up there,
the soil is shallow, with great drainage and calcareous and clay composition. Its location, sun exposure and soil make this vineyard
ideal to provide fresh and mineral Viura grapes. In La Loma vineyard (1,4 hectares at 534 metres of altitude), apart from the
red Tempranillo and Garnacha vines we have a little treasure: a few vines of Garnacha Blanca that bring complexity, body and
deepness to our white wine.
G R A P E VA R I E T I E S
Viura from Mingortiz vineyard and Garnacha Blanca from La Loma; both were grafted into Rupestris de Lot rootstocks when
planted (years 1977 and 1946).
W I N E - M A K I N G
The grapes were harvested by hand early in the morning and then taken to the winery in small crates, where they were selected
and pressed. After a 24h settling the must was racked into 2 500-litre barrels of French oak, where they went through the alcoholic
AG E I N G
After the fermentation, the wine remained in the same 500-litre barrels on its fine lees for 10 months. We have selected the oak
types and coopers that respect the identity of our wine.
B OT T L I N G
In September, 2017 we filled the 1,188 bottles of our first vintage 2016 Miguel Merino Blanco. ( slechts 18 stuks voor Nederland!)
and in september 2018 we filled 1,995 bottles of vintage 2017.