IVAN Y SU LUPA
Valuing old vineyards with very well-balanced structures and ready for low production, we have to take into account the work of the oenologists of Tobelos and Gran Anyada’s demands to elaborate a modern and different Rioja. This wine emphasises the characteristics of its land and the area where the vineyards are located. It is, therefore, a unique and very appealing product, somehow different from the classic Riojas.
Tobelos Bodegas y Viñedos
Briñas (Rioja Alta)
Marià Bigordà, father
Marià Bigordà, son
Aged for 14 months in an oak barrel (70% French and 30% American)
- Old goblet-pruned vineyards with an average age of 45 years, located in the limit of the Upper Rioja area, between the Cantabrian mountain range and the Ebro river, in a calcareous clay soil, poor and in smallholdings. Continental climate with Atlantic influence. Northern winds which dry the rain and humidities, which in turn avoid a lot of diseases.
- Manually harvested in 10kg boxes, selected in sorting tables and cryo-maceration for 24 hours before the controlled fermentation at around 24ºC for one month. Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels during 1 to 4 years (25% each year), 70% French and 30% American.
- 20% of the barrels are battoned to improve the structure of the wine.
HOW TO SERVE IT
Serve from 16,5-17ºC.
Decant the wine an hour before serving it. Turn the bottle upside down and let the wine splash out of the bottle into the centre of the decanter, then spin it counter-clockwise a couple of times and let it sit.
- Wines are always stored horizontally in a cool place where temperatures don’t go above 18ºC.
- It is important to open the bottles or decant them before consumption depending on the type of wine.
- The colour, its intensity and hue, can define the features and characteristics of the wine.
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