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
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
TYPE OF WINE
4 months of ageing in lees in stainless-steel.
85% Tempranillo blanco, 5% Viura, 5% Malvasía and 5% Maturana blanca.
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.
Mediterranean with Atlantic influence.
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.
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.
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.
No, except sulphites.
Yes. No animal product was used during the elaboration.
75 cl bottle.
Guía Peñín: 91 points.
Sushi, sashimi, vegetables, pasta. Fish and seafood.
More than 3 years.