Notes: Orange, Grapefruit Orange blossom Saline, Stone Vanilla, Nutty
Body: Medium +
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 13.5
Origin: La Rioja, Spain
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Asian Food Pairing: Vietnamese Pho, Banh xeo, Pho Xao Thit Bo, Thai green chicken curry, Indian coconut curry
Western Food Pairing: Roast pork belly, grilled chicken breast, herb-lentil-sausage soup
Nivarius Fermentado en Barrica 2019
Nivarius Fermentado en Barrica is a barrel-fermented white wine that oozes elegance. Straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Fruity nose with floral notes and a nutty, oak-scented woodiness. The rich and balanced palate has a silky texture and lovely persistence. Orange citrus and vanilla flavours pull in one direction whilst grapefruit and wet stone minerality pull in the other, creating an amazing value and complex barrel-fermented wine.
Ageing potential: 5 years.
The fruit comes from a selection of vineyards in the Sonsierra Riojana area, Albelda de Iregua, Montes de Clavijo and Nalda. These vineyards are found in the heart of La Rioja between 700 and 800 meters of altitude, on limestone soils of Cretaceous origin.
Manual harvest with optimal aromatic maturation. Light pressing then fermentation in 225-litre French oak barrels at low temperature. The wine ages on fine lees for 6 months in the same barrels, stirring daily.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
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"Part of an increasingly impressive range from Nivarius, this is a barrel-fermented assemblage of Viura with Maturana Blanca, Garnacha Blanca and Tempranillo Blanco, introducing a new dimension to the region's whites. Perfumed and finely oaked, it has thrilling acidity, saline, pink grapefruit and orange zest flavours and good focus. 2021-2024."