White Ramírez de la Piscina 2021 (12b.)
Grape Variety: 90% Viura,10% Malvasía. Picked by hand.
Tasting Note: Pale straw yellow colour. On the nose, a mix of fruit aromas reminiscent of apples, lemons and bananas. A balance in the mouth between acidity and alcohol, and ending with a pleasant sensation of fresh ripe fruit.
Pairing: Best served with seafood, fish and appetizers.
Serving Suggestions: The ideal serving temperature is 6-8ºC (43-46ºF).
Vineyards: Located in Ábalos and San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Rioja Alta. Clay and Limestone soil.
Vinification: Grapes are carefully sorted on the selection table, and then whole grapes are destemmed and transferred to a tank for 24 hours of skin-contact maceration.
The tank is refrigerated in order to avoid the onset of spontaneous fermentation. Throughout the maceration, the grapes are gently stirred inside the tank using hydraulic paddles, which homogenize the mixture. In this process, phenolic compounds, which give the wine its fruity character on the nose as well as in the mouth, are extracted from the skin.
The macerated grapes are then sent to a pneumatic press where the must is extracted at low pressure. It is left to settle, without being moved, for 24 hours and is then fermented at a controlled temperature of 15ºC in order to preserve the variety’s aroma characteristics, and to obtain a fresher and fruitier wine.
Fermentation lasts for 12 to 14 days.