Badiola Vino de Pueblo Leza L3Z4 Rioja Alavesa 2018

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Badiola Vino de Pueblo Leza L3Z4 Rioja Alavesa 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Rioja

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badiola

Tasting notes - A balanced and smooth wine delivering rich aromas of dark cherries complemented by delicate hints of spice and herbal notes of thyme and rosemary.

Badiola Vino de Pueblo Leza L3Z4 Rioja Alavesa 2018

A balanced and smooth wine with rich aromas of dark
cherries complemented by hints of thyme and
rosemary.


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.


VintageThe

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 in the village of Leza, close to the
Sierra Cantabria and produces structured wines from old vines planted at 600
metres elevation. The mesoclimate here is cool and humid, which leads to later
ripening than other areas in the region and the wines have dense, inky and
muscular tannins with a dark fruit profile. The bush vines are planted in limestone soils
and are cultivated with respect for the environment, using minimal sprays of copper
and sulphur. 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, not the vineyards)
thus the wine from the Leza vineyards is marketed as L3Z4.


Wine making
The Tempranillo grapes were manually sorted to maintain diversity and subtle
variation in ripeness adding complexity. Fermentation and malolactic conversion
took place with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks and concrete vats at
moderate temperatures. The amount of daily pump-overs and maceration timings
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. 47% was matured in first and second-use French barriques
of 300 litres for nine months and the balance was aged in stainless steel tanks on its
fine lees. Blending and bottling took place on January 31st 2019, with just 5,066
bottles being produced.


Tasting Note
A balanced and smooth wine delivering rich aromas of dark cherries complemented
by delicate hints of spice and herbal notes of thyme and rosemary.


Grape
Tempranillo 100%

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