Vina Ijalba Genoli Rioja Blanco, 2022

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Tasting Notes: A dry and crisp white Rioja with aromas of green apple, white flowers and bergamot. More herby green apple on the palate with zesty lemon, a crisp acidity and lively finish.

Region: Rioja, Spain

Varieties: 100% Viura
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Vegan. Organic. 

Pairing: Great with grilled fish, salads, green olives or paella.

More Info: Dionisio Ruiz planted his first vines back in 1975 with vineyards located on a former old open-cast mine. The poor soils were converted into healthy, organic soils, which now form the backbone of the Viña Ijalba estate. Viña Ijalba was the first winery in Rioja to commit to organic production. Not only that, they’ve also revived the land for growing indigenous and now rare Riojan varietals, like Maturana Blanca, Maturana Tinta and Tempranillo Blanco. They lay claim to being the first winery in Rioja to produce a wine made exclusively of 100% Graciano, which is traditionally used as a blending partner with the celebrated variety of the region, Tempranillo. Located just a five minute drive from the capital of Rioja, Logroño they produce a range of wines from the young, fresh and fruity Joven styles to the more traditional aged wines of Crianza and Reserva. 70% of their grapes are harvested by hand. Not only has Viña Ijalba managed to fully revive a former open-cast mine for organic winemaking, but their revival of almost forgotten local varietals that bring a distinctive element to their wines has also been quite impressive.