Alegre Valganon 2020 Clarete Rioja DOCa
Item Number: 16153
Region: La Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Tempranillo / 50% Viura
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Soil Type: Limetone-rich clay with sand
Wine Notes: We finally got an allocation of Oscar & Eva’s lip-smacking Clarete! There is not a lot to go around, but it sure is delicious! If you’re not familiar with Clarete, it’s an old style of pink wine that is made (and tastes) more like a light red wine. Here’s a quick Vinepair guide to the style: https://vinepair.com/articles/clarete-spanish-wine-guide/ .
Vineyard Notes: Oscar and Eva are blessed with superb sites—all lying just west of Haro, in the shadow of the Obarenes Mountains. These high-elevation sites are key to quality of their fruit, but the couple’s investment in serious, labor-intensive viticulture is what make their wines so special. Traditional and sustainable viticulture is employed, with only organic fertilizers and without herbicides.