Hontza 2018. Viñedos Hontza, Rioja
This inspiring project was implemented by Iker García. The artisanal winery is located in Labraza, Rioja Alavesa. The high altitude of 650 metres above the sea is also blessed by microclimate and wide biodiversity. Their principles are based on the respect of the land as well as the enhancement of Labraza and the natural surroundings. Therefore the vineyards are Organic certified and following the biodynamic principles. The aim is to show the best expression of our terroir through our local grapes, as a result of his way of lifestyle. The grapes are hand picked and selected at the vineyard, harvested in small cases in order to preserve the grapes intact. The whole process is made in an artisanal way, with the main hands-off principle. All their wines are made spontaneously, with minimum intervention, in a natural and traditional way without sulphites added. Unfiltered and naturally clarified to guarantee all the authenticity.
|Tasting Notes||New Rioja wave of winemaking, aged in amphora and big old barrels. Generous and dark fruits. Very complex but fresh aftertaste.|
|Fermentation process||Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast|
|Category||Amphora, Biodynamic, Natural, No SO2, Organic, Vegan|
|Grape varieties||Tempranillo / Tinta Roriz / Aragonês / Aragonez, Garnacha|