NIVARIUS

The N of Nivarius

Tempranillo blanco, Viura, Malvasía and Maturana blanca united to make a wine that reunites all the virtues from the native varieties of La Rioja. Floral and fruity with a fresh and balanced palate.

EACH WINE, TOLD BY ITS AUTHOR

PABLO TASCÓN

Nivarius’s enologist

ENOLOGIST

Pablo Tascón.

DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

DOCa Rioja.

2017 VINTAGE.

TYPE OF WINE

White wine.

AGEING

4 months of ageing in lees in stainless-steel.

VARIETALS

85% Tempranillo blanco, 5% Viura, 5% Malvasía and 5% Maturana blanca.

ALCOHOL

13,5% vol.

SOILS

The Nivarius soils are formed by a superficial layer of sand with a thickness of 30-50 cm over a subsoil of fragmented limestone, 2 metres deep, that was formed in the Cretaceous period. It is a basic soil (pH>8), with an excellent structure, porosity and drainage, considered in Burgundy and other prestigious winegrowing areas as the perfect soil for the production of great wines.

CLIMATE

Mediterranean with Atlantic influence.

VINEYARDS

Our vineyards are located at an altitude of 800 metres, north-facing at the municipalities of Albelda de Iregua y Nalda. This situation helps us to keep the tension and the freshness of the wines, as well as the natural acidity. That’s how we obtain the best white wines with ageing potential. Nivarius has been a pioneering at implementing cutting-edge technologies at the vineyards (conduction, analysis of the soil, etc.). The result is the maximum expression of the terroir with an excellent balance between factors such as minerality or acidity.

ELABORATION NOTES

Manual harvest. Each variety is vinified individually, so, according to the variety, the soil and the characteristics of the vintage, the maceration times (previous to the pressing) are modified along with the fermentation conditions. After the fermentation, there’s an ageing in lees (for around four months), followed by the assembling and the bottling. The wine stays 2 months in bottle before release.

TASTING NOTES

Clean and brilliant with a straw yellow colour and reflections of the same colour. On rose it is fresh and complex, with aromas of white stone fruit with floral background. On palate, it is dry on entry, freshness when passing through the mouth, which invites you to continue drinking.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

9-11 ºC.

ALLERGIES

No, except sulphites.

VEGETARIANS

Yes. No animal product was used during the elaboration.

FORMATS

75 cl bottle.

RATINGS/PRIZES

Guía Peñín: 91 points.

FOOD PAIRING

Sushi, sashimi, vegetables, pasta. Fish and seafood.

AGEING POTENTIAL

More than 3 years.