White wine Murua Fermented in a Barrel 2016
The estate of Murua is composed by 110 hectares of own vineyard. The strains of the autochthonous varieties such as Viura, Malvasía and White Garnacha are between 40 and 80 years of age and are true gems located in the headwaters of the vineyards, cultivated as it was formerly in Elciego and the rest of The Rioja Alavesa.
The add 2016 he presented with a mild winter in terms of temperatures is referred to. The spring was cool and cloudy, delaying the sprouting. Summer came very dry and warm, regaining the time lost in sprouting. The nights were cool, allowing the plant to rest and have a good level of development without suffering. We had exceptional returns due to good weather favorable to obtain a high quality and a good production. The sanitary state was perfect also because of the good weather during the harvest.
Limited production to 7.590 bottles.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Following a traditional process, the wine was fermented in new barrels of French and american oak for 15 days. Once the fermentation terminated the wine was raised in the same barrels and on their lees during 7 months then moved to the bottle of Murua.