Vina Ilusión | Rioja Joven Tinto
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
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Deep red in the glass with a purple hue. Perfumed aromas of raspberries, redcurrants, black pepper and liquorice. The palate is mineral and smooth with subtle flavours of cassis and summer red fruits leading to a spicy finish.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
Spain - Rioja
85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Graciano
Mild winters, hot summers with cool nights. Soil: Loamy soil, sand/silt balance, permeable clay. Exposition: 0.4 % to North and 600-700 m/altitude.
Destemmed grapes, wild yeast ferment in s/steel.
Some temperature control at fermentation but malolactic done with no temp control in tank
Light cold stabilization, very Light filtration
Use of sulphur- very little
Seafood, rice dishes, vegetarian pasta dishes