Solarce Blanco 2019

Solarce Blanco 2019

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Producer: Casa La Rad

DOCa: Rioja

Type: White wine

Vintage: 2019

ABV: 13.5%

Grape: Chardonnay, Viura & Malvasia

About Casa La Rad

The Casa la Rad vineyard and winery sits just south-east of the city of Logroño in the middle of the Rioja region. The 100 or so hectares are a mixture of free-standing bush and trellised vines, planted across a variety of plots with different soil types, orientations and altitudes. The estate is part of the Ocón valley which joins the Sierra de Hez mountains – part of the central Iberian range - to the south and the Ebro river to the north, which means the vines are planted at between 600 and 750 metres above sea level making for cooler temperatures and fresher growing conditions. Under the watchful eye of winemaker Marta Gallego, who has worked at various well-known bodegas including the famous Muga, the winery’s focus is on extracting the maximum expression of fruit and terroir from traditional Riojan varieties like Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano or Viura.

How Solarce Blanco is produced

Solarce wines are made of estate-grown grapes harvested from the 100 hectares of vineyard in the village of Ausejo in DOCa Rioja. The grapes are selected in the field and later in the cellar, before going into stainless steel tanks to be fermented. Once fermentation is complete, one-tenth of the wine is aged for 6 months in 500 litre French and American oak barrels before blending and bottling.

Tasting notes for Solarce Blanco

Attractive and bright straw yellow colour with green hues. Subtle and elegant nose with a touch of minerality resulting in a combination of aromas of white flowers and fruit like pears thanks to its ageing on its fine lees. On the palate this is a fresh wine with great body and well-balanced acidity. The wine is fresh, bright and with a long finish.

Drink Solarce Blanco with:

Try with white fish, shellfish, white meats like chicken, sushi, or pasta and rice dishes.