Badiola Vino de Pueblo Laguardia L4GD4 Rioja, 2018

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Badiola Vino de Pueblo Laguardia L4GD4 Rioja, 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Rioja

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badiola

Tasting notes - A light, perfumed wine with delicate floral aromas of wild strawberries and violet giving way to a juicy palate with velvety tannins and an elegant finish.

Badiola Vino de Pueblo Laguardia L4GD4 Rioja, 2018

A light and perfumed wine with delicate, floral aromas
of wild strawberries and violets giving way to a juicy, silky
palate.


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 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
The 2018 vintage in Rioja Alavesa started with fresh and wet conditions; rain and
winds at flowering resulted in naturally lower yields. The cooler growing season
allowed a slow and gradual ripening cycle for the Badiola vines, resulting in fresh,
delicate and aromatic wines.

 
Vineyard
The grapes come from carefully selected parcels around the charming village of
Laguardia, in Rioja Alavesa. Laguardia is situated on average at 640 metres above
sea level and is open to the Ebro Valley with exposed sites. The mesoclimate here
results in earlier ripening than other villages and produces approachable wines that
are elegant, light and perfumed. The bush vines are planted in limestone soils and
are cultivated with respect for the environment, using minimal sprays of copper and
sulphur only when required. The fruit is hand-harvested in 15 kilogram boxes to
preserve the quality. Current Denominación de Origen regulations in Rioja only
permit the use of a village name on the label by the location of the winery (i.e. the
building and not the vineyards) thus the wine from the Laguardia vineyards is
marketed as L4GD4.


Wine making
The grapes were manually sorted to maintain diversity and subtle variation in
ripeness. Fermentation and malolactic conversion took place with selected yeasts in
stainless steel tanks and concrete vats at moderate temperatures. Gentle daily
pump-overs and maceration times were tailored to each individual tank based on
tastings, with the aim of obtaining balance without over-extraction. The wine was
made without excessive use of new oak or oxidative ageing. 42% was matured in first
and second-use French barriques of 300 litres for eight months and the balance was
aged in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees. Blending and bottling took place on
January 31st 2019, producing just 7,200 bottles.


Tasting Note
A light, perfumed wine with delicate floral aromas of wild strawberries and violet
giving way to a juicy palate with velvety tannins and an elegant finish.


Grape
Tempranillo 100%

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