This is Merino's first white wine, bottled in 2016 and is made of 100% Viura. Very concentrated, refreshing, with tinges of delicious minerality. Pair with seafood, cured meats, chicken, and duck.
"Miguel Merino «Blanco» comes from two very special vineyards: Mingortiz (planted in 1977) and La Loma (planted in 1946). Mingortiz is a 0,74 hectare slope facing East; only at the top end of the vineyard there are some Viura vines (0,20 ha). Up there, the soil is shallow, with great drainage and calcareous and clay composition. Its location, sun exposure and soil make this vineyard ideal to provide fresh and mineral Viura grapes. In La Loma vineyard (1,4 hectares at 534 metres of altitude), apart from the red Tempranillo and Garnacha vines we have a little treasure: a few vines of Garnacha Blanca that bring complexity, body and deepness to our white wine."
Located in the village of Briones in Rioja Alta, Bodegas Miguel Merino offer exemplary modern Rioja wine sourced from their own Tempranillo vines planted between 1931 and 1963 at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level. The Tempranillo vines are augmented by small plots of Mazuelo and Graciano that are occasionally bottled separately. The wine is then matured in a combination of new American, French and Hungarian oak.