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 complemented by a long, mineral core.
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
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 microclimate here results in
earlier ripening than in 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 its
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.
Winemaking
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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