Monte Real Tempranillo Blanco

The Tempranillo Blanco is a native varietal born by chance in Rioja in 1988 from a mutation of the Red Tempranillo. The new grape variety had such promising potential, that several of our winegrowers decided to grow it. For about 10 years, we have worked jointly with them, monitoring the evolution of these plots until we considered that the fruit had the ideal quality to launch a wine under the Monte Real brand. We chose two special vineyards: "Los Campillos" in Cenicero and "Camino Arenzana" in Tricio, both in Rioja Alta. The 10-year-old “Los Campillos” is located at 480 meters above the sea level and gives a floral and spicy character to the wine, while the plot located in Tricio at 600 meters above the sea level adds very fresh fruit aromas. The characteristics of the Tempranillo Blanco from both plots make a complex, elegant and high-quality white wine. At Bodegas Riojanas, we encourage sustainable viticulture with minimal phytosanitary intervention in dry land. We avoid the use of insecticides, herbicides or pesticides in order to respect the biodiversity of the flora and the conservation of the fauna on the vineyards. We used 15 kilo-boxes for hand harvesting in the mornings to avoid high temperatures and reduce transport time that the grapes spend to get to the cellar from the vineyard after harvest. Maximum selection of the bunches at their entrance to the winery through a selection table allowed us to choose not only the bunches, but the best berries. The alcoholic fermentation was carried out in 10,000-liter stainless steel tanks using selected natural yeasts from these two vineyards, with the aim of highlighting soil characteristics from each of the plots. Aged for 3 months in 225-liter French oak barrels with a light toast in order to provide a more complex character and a creamy finish with greater volume on the palate, while highlighting the fruit. Fresh, complex and expressive white wine with volume and structure on the palate. Slightly golden yellow in color. On the nose, tropical fruits such as pineapple and other citrus fruits such as grapefruit dominate, with small floral touches on a slightly spicy background contributed by the ageing in barrels. On the palate it is fresh and unctuous, with a great fruit character, complemented by hints of spices and a good volume which adds length and persistence. This wine is a true discovery in constant evolution that will surprise palates longing for complex and unique white wine. Gluten Free. Suitable for vegans. Contains sulphites.

Product Number: 12
Wine Producer: Bodegas Riojanas Grupo
Vintage: 2022
Region / Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Colour: White
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): £13.49-18.99
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes