Allende Blanco 2013
Allende Blanco es un vino que por méritos propios se ha convertido en una referencia en el paisaje de los blancos riojanos. La Viura agradece poco vigor, suelos pobres y poca poducción y eso es justo lo que ha hecho Miguel Ángel de Gregorio. Destaca por su textura en boca untuosa y sabrosa, con notas cítricas y amieladas y sensaciones minerales que le aportan personalidad a este gran blanco.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The white 2013 Allende is a wine that is often overlooked, but should not be. This is a blend of Viura with some 5% Malvasía Riojana fermented in (mostly) new French oak barrels (this is the first vintage where he has introduced used oak for the white); it matured in those barrels for 14 months, the first seven of which it was in contact with the lees that were stirred twice per week. 2013 was a very cold and challenging year, and they had to sort and select quite drastically. The nose is clean and with some honeyed aromas; there are notes of fennel, licorice, white flowers and a touch of petrol. The palate is much fresher, with vibrant acidity and a refreshing mouthfeel. Drinking windows are always a challenge as the first vintage here, the 1999 is still lively and young, so I'm pretty conservative here, especially for years with acidity like this 2013. 32,000 bottles. - Luis Gutiérrez.