Baron de Ley Blanco (750ml)
Tempranillo BlancoGarnacha BlancaViura
Barón de Ley is a winery located in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Rioja a privileged terroir to farm and craft premium quality wines.Housed in a centuries-old monastery, where the monks made wine more than 500 years ago, Barón de Ley was founded in 1985 as a ground-breaking project in DOCa Rioja: a vineyard-focused winery inspired by the Médoc châteaux. It models its approach on the French concept of “château” where the grapes are sourced from the property’s own vineyards rather than sourcing the grapes from contract growers as was typical of this area. They own more than 600 hectares of vineyard in different Rioja subregions, which guarantee top-quality wines with personality and where they can capitalise on the different locations, micro-climates, soils and grape varieties Rioja has to offer.
Barón de Ley takes manual harvest to new heights through a combination of hand-harvesting and hand-sorting of 1.8 million kg of grape every vintage, an impressive milestone in Rioja.
With the rising importance of whites and rosés at Barón de Ley, they have a dedicated cellar to make and age these wines the traditional way using concrete vats. Concrete, thanks to its microporosity, allows micro-oxygenation and opens new possibilities to maximise wine’s aromatic expression.
Pale yellow with a greenish hue. Aromas of citrus, wild herbs, including dill and coriander. The palate is refreshing with citrus flavours, lime, grapefruit and herbal notes. Medium bodied, fresh with a slight roundness mid palate and a pleasant clean finish.
The wine is a blend of Rioja white grapes sourced from different vineyards within the three districts of Rioja. Tempranillo Blanco and Viura come from high altitude sites in Rioja Alta. The natural farming characteristics of high altitude vineyards, including sandy permeable soil together with the Atlantic climatic influence, provide ideal conditions for making fresh white wines with elegant, crisp acidity. The Garnacha Blanca is grown in Rioja Oriental (Baja), with a more Mediterranean climate and shallow sandy-limestone soils with calcareous gravel.
This is a modern style white Rioja; cool maceration and fermentation in temperature-controlled concrete vats.