Rio Madre Rioja

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Rio Madre Rioja

  • Varietals: 100% Graciano

  • Vineyards: Several proprietary vineyards planted in Alfaro, Rioja in 1997. The vines are planted in the espalier trellis system. The vineyards are entirely maintained by hand and are harvested manually.

  • Soils: Chalky alluvial soils.

  • Winemaking: The grapes are sorted at the winery after the harvest. Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel by indigenous yeast. The wine is transferred to first through third use barrels for malolactic fermentation. 6 months in first through third use French oak Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels sur lie with battonage.