La Bastid Blanco 2018
La Bastid es un blanco procedente de la zona de Labastida, en plena Rioja Alavesa, con 10 meses de crianza en barricas de gran formato. De aromas anisados, florales y de fruta blanca, es intenso, sabroso, fresco y con un ligero fino amargor.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Still unbottled when tasted, the white 2018 La Bastid is from a year when he started producing more white wine in general, so more than half of the volume fermented and matured in concrete, while the rest matured in 600-liter barrels and 2,000-liter oak vats; the 2017 and previous vintages were all vinified and matured in oak. He liked the result, so there will be more white in concrete in the future. He also found a new Garnacha Blanca vineyard, so the blend in 2018 has more Garnacha Blanca, perhaps 15%. It's sharp and fresh, which Rivière thinks comes from the concrete, and there's some carbonic gas that lifts it up. What I tasted was the final blend that should be bottled soon, so the bottled wine should be pretty similar to what I tasted. It is very tasty, with pungent flavors, intense and very fresh. There will be 18,000 bottles of this.