Baigorri Blanco, Barrel Fermented
Produce of: Rioja,Spain
Producer: Bodegas Baigorri
Bottle size: 750mls .
Best with: Tapas, Asparagus, Lobster,, Poultry in creamy sauces , Grilled / barbecued white fish (turbot, Dover sole, halibut)
Baigorri Reserva is a white wine made using only hand-selected Viura (90%) & Malvasia (10%) grapes from old vines. It is fermented and aged in new French oak barrels on it’s lees with regular btonnage for about eight months. The wine is an attractive gold colour, with intense fruit aromas strengthened by the lees ageing process. The fruit and balsamic sensations are remarkable. Silky in the mouth and very well balanced; with a long and intense finale.
Special extra mention must be made of Bodegas Baigorri’s unique blend of traditional philosophy based around quality and state-of-the-art technology. The building is cleverly constructed to aid the winemakers produce the best wine from the grapes.
This ultra modern winery is carved out of the mountain, with a top floor entrance that has outstanding panoramic views over the vineyards, to the Ebro river valley and the rocky crests of the Cantabrian mountain range beyond; beneath this, there are six floors designed to deal with the specific stages of winemaking and maturation. Grapes, must and developing wine are transported between each location by gravity; travelling down through the winery from the selection tables all the way to the bottling line without hoppers or pumps, which makes for gentle handling and results in a superior finished wine.
Wine Style : Vanilla and toasty wines, Dry White wines , Rich White wines