Fincas de Azabache is a state of the art cooperative, founded in December 1956. The Bodegas now owns 2600 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Mount Yerga, in the dry region of the Rioja Oriental. With limited risk of rot, it is an area conducive to the principles of organic viticulture, to which the Bodegas is firmly and successfully committed. The cooperative have recently invested heavily in a new winery, the fruits of which we are now seeing.
CATEGORY & VINTAGE
60% Tempranillo Blanco, 40% Viura
3 months in oak barrel.
Straw-yellow, with some very bright greenish reflection.
Aromas of tropical fruits and nuts (pineapple, hazelnut), well blended with balsamic aromas and spice from the wood.
This white Rioja is well balanced, fresh and lively with an aroma of citrus fruits and vanilla. The palate is soft with flavours of lemon, green apple, peach and vanilla. The oak ageing gives the wine a full body and a buttery, creamy texture which is balanced perfectly by the crisp acidity.
Tasty, pleasant and long-lasting, with a notable complex harmony of aromas of fruit, wood and maturing on lees.
RECOMMENDATIONS & PAIRING
For seafood and fish, through to white meat, partridge.