Alegre Valganon Rioja Blanco 2019

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Country/State: Spain
Varietal: White Blend
Sub-Region: Rioja DOCa
Region: La Rioja
Color: White
91 Vinous, Josh Raynolds (4/2021) "Limpid straw-yellow. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complicated by building herb, floral and mineral flourishes. Fine-grained and precise on the palate, offering bitter lemon pith, pear skin and quinine flavors that unfurl slowly through the back half. Finishes long and stony, with repeating florality and a lingering suggestion of tarragon. Drink 2022 - 2026."
93 Wine Advocate (10/30/2020) "The 2019 Blanco is a blend of Viura and Garnacha Blanca that wants to be fresh but complex, elegant but structured. It's a blend of different vinifications, some with skin contact, some with malolactic, etc. in search of achieving more complexity and showing the limestone soils from a cool place even, in warmer vintages like this 2019. The bottled wine is 13.05% alcohol and has freshness with a pH of 3.3 and close to six grams of tartaric. It's very medicinal, textured and with some tannin, from early-picked grapes to keep the acidity. It's also balsamic, with notes of cloves, dry flowers, chamomile, quince and citrus, so it's certainly not your average young white from Rioja. It aged in oak for 11 months (500-liter barrels and 1,000-liter foudres). The palate has a lovely texture, round and lush with great freshness, and it's structured and long. I love it. Drink 2021 - 2024."
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