Badiola Vino de Pueblo Villabuena V1BN4 Rioja Alavesa 2018

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Badiola Vino de Pueblo Villabuena V1BN4 Rioja Alavesa 2018

Country - Spain

Region - Rioja

Grape Varieties - Tempranillo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Badiola

Tasting notes - Precise and pure red berry aromas lead to a supple and elegant palate, with spicy nuances, finely grained tannins and an amazing flow through to the finish.

Badiola Vino de Pueblo Villabuena V1BN4 Rioja Alavesa 2018

Pure and precise berry aromas lead to a supple and
elegant palate with spicy nuances and a satisfying
finish.


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 hillside parcels situated at around 500
metres elevation surrounding the village of Villabuena. The area is protected by the
Sierra Cantabria and the mesoclimate imparts the wines with excellent balance
between freshness, elegance and good fruit concentration. The bush vines are
planted in limestone soils and 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 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
Villabuena vineyards is marketed as V1BN4.


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. 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. 44% was
matured in new and second use 300 litre French oak barrels for nine months, with
the balance being aged in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees. Blending and bottling
took place on February 3rd 2019, producing just 7,369 bottles.


Tasting Note

Precise and pure red berry aromas lead to a supple and elegant palate, with spicy
nuances, finely grained tannins and an amazing flow through to the finish.


Grape
Tempranillo 100%

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