Viña Ijalba 2021 Maturana Blanca
This was once the only Maturana Blanca in the world, grown on two hectares owned by Ijalba. But, as with the once similarly-unique Graciano, it has spawned imitators. And with good reason! It is actually the variety with the oldest known written citation in Rioja, dating from 1622. Faintly golden, opulently peachy on the nose, and then surprisingly stony and long on the palate, this is quite a character, that effortlessly withstands its classic burgundian treatment. As singular and obscure a wine as can be imagined!
100% Maturana Blanca
Skin Cold Maceration for 4 hours
Concrete 90%, New Barrique 10%
Aging Duration (months)
Stirring once a week for 4 months
Yes, 75 mg/L
Trellised 3500 vines per HA
Notes from the Producer: First wine in the world that is 100% Maturana Blanca. First varietal doccumented in Rioja, 1662.