Wine white semi-sweet Bodegas Franco Españolas – Diamond cut

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Vineyards

Its peculiarity lies in the varieties that compose it: Viura and Chardonnay.
Traditionally, the whites from Rioja have been based mostly on the variety Viura. However, the adoption of new varieties by the Regulatory Council, has allowed to investigate new possibilities, new assemblies, and how not to, able to carry out projects that convey new sensations.

To Size Diamond you have selected different plots starting from the premise that the age of the vines of Viura must be superior to 30 years old. Strains that are rooted in clay-limestone soils of the north-western Rioja. The planting of Chardonnay is located in the Rioja media, at an altitude of 690 meters. The soil is clayey-sandy.

Elaboration

Pre-maceration in cold, it starts the fermentation of both varieties in order to extract the most aromatic complexity as possible. It paralyzes the fermentation when the sweetness level, acidity and structure are adequate to obtain a wine of high quality.

Pairing

Appetizers, Fish, seafood, rice, desserts, cold dishes.

Description

Tasting notes: BODEGAS FRANCO-SPANISH – DIAMOND CUT WHITE SEMISWEET

  • View: Straw yellow colour with beautiful glints of green
  • Nose: Notes of ripe white fruit, exotic fruits and citrus.
  • Mouth: Final elegant and very cool for your notes citricas and carbonic acid natural.

The winery

Bodegas Franco-Españolas born in 1890 as the union between France and Spain on a peak in la Rioja, when the French came to the region trying to replace their vineyards devastated by the disease of phylloxera. It was the origin of the “fine wines of Rioja”.

All this led to Frederick Anglade Saurat, natural Bordeaux, to found in 1890 Bodegas Franco-Españolas. The first harvest, a year later, gives as a result the wines icon wine cellar: Diamond and Style of Burgundy. This came to be called Rioja Bordón in the years 50, and in 2017 was redesigned as a Staff.

In 1920, fifteen years after the death of Anglade, the French sell their shares and the winery happens to be totally Spanish. The King Alfonso XIII to visit the winery in 1903 and in 1925. Ernest Hemingway will 1956.

The end of the Dry Law in the USA in 1933 and the emergence of the Regulatory Council in 1953 give a boost to exports of Rioja wines. Franco-Spanish has a presence in major european cities, in addition, in Caracas, Buenos Aires, Havana and New York. 1964 it's an excellent harvest, perhaps the best of the century.

In 1984, the entrepreneur Marcos Eguizábal (1919 – 2009) buy Bodegas Franco-Españolas, and in 1990 it is celebrated the first centenary of the Winery. In 2012 it renews the image of the wines Diamante and Rioja Bordon, and in 2013 the warehouse receives the award for ‘The Best of’ Wine Tourism in the category of Innovative Experiences.

In 2015 the winery celebrates its 125 anniversary and in 2016, Borja Eguizábal assumes the direction, giving way to the third generation of the family Eguizábal, as owners of the winery. In 2017 occurs the relaunch of Rioja Bordón, that happens to be a Staff, with a new concept: “Unabashedly classic”.

Its privileged location, on the banks of the river Ebro, has made Bodegas Franco-Españolas witness of the history of Logroño. In the hands of the Family Eguizábal from 1984, is currently immersed in new projects and is a leader in the supply of leisure and culture of The Rioja with their varied proposals for wine tourism.

 

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Weight 1.5 kg
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