Rioja Alavesa is the smallest of the three wine-producing sub-regions in Rioja, Spain and is situated to the north of the Ebro River. It is the closest of the three sub-zones to the Atlantic Ocean and thus the one most influenced by its cooling effects. This winery’s unique style is a reflection of its superior plots within the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria, and is distinguished by its use of stringent grape selection methods and use of new French Oak barrels.
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Remoting back to the traditions of wine-making of the Ayala Valley, whose origins were first accounted in old manuscripts dated in the year 864 A.C. A combination between Atlantic and Continental influence creates a unique micro-climate providing more hours of sunshine and fewer storms. MENAGARAI single vineyard’s south orientation and its clay and limestone terroir highlights the character of our grape varietal Hondarrabi Zuri. The 20+ year old vines are now ripening to the fullest, producing a very high-quality yield to create Ziaboga Txakoli Zuri.
Winery: Bodegas Ramírez de Ganuza Class: Red Grape: Tempranillo Region: Rioja Country: Spain Packaging: Bottle