ZINIO Viura & Tempranillo Blanco 2017
Grape variety: 85% Viura 15% Tempranillo Blanco
On the land: The Viura grapes come from vineyards that are over 30 years old, planted between 490‐550m a.s.l. Their clay and limestone soils provide just the right acidity to obtain very fresh, highly expressive and mediumbodied wines. Tempranillo Blanco, from the same area, enhances wine complexity in the coupage.
Vintage: The 2017 vintage was marked by sparse winter rainfall and early shoots. The region was hard hit by frost by late April, thus nrendering 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: Low temperature maceration, soft press, and fermentation at controlled temperature. Subsequent sitting on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks.
In the glass: A bright, yellow‐green hue with aromas of white flowers, citrus and fruit compote. On the palate it is sweet and fresh, with notes reminiscent of ripe pear, apple and citrus. Good acidity combines with high aromatic expression that picks up on the finish.
At the table: We suggest pairing it with pasta, grilled fish, seafood, salads and any type of Mediterranean food.
Serving temperature 8‐10°C