Nivarius is a Latin term that refers to a natural well where snow is preserved year-round. With altitudes above 800 metres, a northern orientation and the influence of the continental climate at the basis of the winery, its name is more than appropriate. Bodegas Nivarius is also the only winery in La Rioja to produce solely white wines.
Nivarius is freshness and, if we talk about wine, fresh fruit and natural acidity, essential elements of wines with character and storage capacity. But it is also a heritage recovery project. Thus, the Maturana blanca, a variety that was practically extinct in the territory, is one of their mainstays, along with the old vines of viura and Garnacha blanca that are scattered in headlands of red vineyards.
Nivarius also works passionately with Tempranillo Blanco, a variety that the winery is finding increasingly expressive and attractive.
To this end, they seek out privileged territories capable of producing inimitable wines, where minimal intervention is required and where honest agriculture is carried out with respect for biodiversity.
This completes a way of working that always pursues the best expression of the territory and an honest elaboration with the raw material. In this way, the aromas and flavours of the best Riojan whites are enhanced, giving meaning to Nivarius.