Badiola Rioja Tempranillo de Laderas 2018

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Badiola Rioja Tempranillo de Laderas 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Rioja

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badiola

Tasting notes - Pure and precise aromas of cherries and red berries are layered with herbal notes of thyme through to a textured palate. This wine shows an excellent balance between fresh natural acidity, fruit concentration, and firm, but fine-grained tannins.

Badiola Rioja Tempranillo de Laderas 2018

A pure and precise wine with aromas of cherries and red
berries layered with thyme through to a fresh palate with
lovely fruit flavours.
Producer Note
Badiola, founded in 2018, is a winery based in the heart of Rioja Alavesa which offers a
new perspective on Rioja wines: here the emphasis is on-site, rather than ageing. The
vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria, predominantly surrounding
the villages of Villabuena, Leza, Laguardia and Baños del Ebro, with each terroir
producing wines with a distinctive character. The vines are extremely old and low yielding; many were planted in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and they deliver
concentrated juice with a clear identity. Vines are planted on hillsides in soils with a
high percentage of limestone, a characteristic that sets Alavesa apart from the rest of
Rioja, together with high altitude and vineyard age. The winemaking philosophy is to
obtain very pure, fresh and well-textured wines that reflect their origin.
Vintage
2018 was a fresh and wet vintage, with rain and winds at flowering resulting in poor fruit
set and lower yields. The remaining grapes were of good quality; they underwent a
slow and gradual ripening cycle which achieved ripe tannins and flavours, balanced
by high natural acidity.
Vineyard
‘Laderas’ means hillside and this wine takes its name from the hillside vineyards in
which the grapes are grown. The fruit is carefully selected from over 300 parcels that
are situated on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria, in Rioja Alavesa. The average plot
size is just 0.3 hectares and the average age of the vineyard is approximately 50 years,
but some of the vines are significantly older, producing low yields of concentrated juice.
The Gobelet-trained vines are planted in limestone soils, resulting in elegant wines that
are fresh, precise and age-worthy due to the balancing acidity. The vines are
cultivated with respect for the environment, using minimal sprays of copper and sulphur
when required. The fruit is hand-harvested in 15-kilogram boxes to preserve its quality.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted to select the highest quality fruit. Traditional
fermentation took place with selected yeasts in 12,000-litre stainless steel tanks at
moderate temperatures. Daily pump-overs took place to ensure extraction of flavours,
colour and fine tannins. One-third of the wine was aged in 225 litres and 300 litre French
and American oak barrels of second and third use, for five months. The oak ageing
imparts texture and length to the palate, without giving the wine an overt oak
character. The balance was aged in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees, resulting in a
wine which reflects the terroir of Rioja Alavesa.
Tasting Note
Pure and precise aromas of cherries and red berries are layered with herbal notes of
thyme through to a textured palate. This wine shows an excellent balance between fresh
natural acidity, fruit concentration and firm, but fine-grained tannins.
Grape
Tempranillo 100%

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