Sancho Garcés Viura & Tempranillo Blanco 2017
Grape variety: 85% Viura15% Tempranillo Blanco
On the land: The grapes come from vineyards planted between 490-550m a.s.l. Their clay and limestone soils provide just the right acidity to obtain very fresh, highly expressive and medium-bodied wines.
Vintage: The 2017 vintage was marked by sparse winter rainfall and early shoots. The region was hard hit by frost by late April, thus rendering lower yields. Timely rainfall during the summer months, and ideal conditions in August, helped fight back the level of hydric stress of the vines and led to an early September harvest, rendering small berries and optimum balance of berry compounds –a very good 2017 vintage.
In the winery: Both varieties are vinified separately. Ensuingdestemming, the grapes were cold macerated for several hours. The free-run must was clarified by static débourbage(racking of the must) and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days. In order to enhance the fruit aromas, the temperaturewaskeptbelow 15°C. Subsequent sitting on the fine lees added structure and elegance.
In the glass:
Appearance: a clear and bright yellow-green hue.
Nose: aromas of white flowers and fruit compote with pineapple.
Taste: sweetish and fresh, with notes of pear and citrus fruits. Good acidity combined with expressive flavours.
At the table: We suggest pairing it with pasta, grilled fish, seafood, salads and any type of Mediterranean food.
Serving temperature: 8-10 °C