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Nivarius

Proelio is one of three wineries belonging to Javier Palacios, each dedicated to different genres : Nivarius exclusively (and most unusually) to white Rioja, Trus to Ribeira del Duero, and Proelio to red wines. The vineyards are relatively high in the Rioja Alta at 650 meters, and offer an impressive variety of soil types and inclinations. But they are generally north-facing and have an average age of 45 years. Also, unusually for the region, the wines are produced 85% from their own holdings. Farming practices are very traditional, with all the plowing done by horses. The estate is in the second year of conversion to organic certification. Fermentation via indigenous yeasts is achieved in large wooden vats, with further aging all done in increasingly large barrels and final assembly executed in concrete.
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Producer:
Nivarius
Country:
Spain
Region:
Rioja
Subregion:
Nalda
Date Founded:
2102
Owner Name:
Javier Palacios
Vineyard Size:
60 HA
Total Annual Production:
21,000 cases of 12

Property History:

Bodegas Nivarius is a singular and unique winery in Rioja, as it exclusively produces whites with native varieties such White Maturana. Nivarius is fully dedicated to producing white wines from high elevation vineyards and native Rioja varieties, a pioneering initiative in this land of reds. Nivarius works with over 60 hectares of vineyards at extreme elevations to produce impeccable whites that strive to express the character and genuine personality of the region's local white varieties.

Owner History:

History of the property

Wines By Nivarius
Nivarius

2022 Tempranilly Blanco

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Nivarius

2017 La Nevera

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