Rioja Blanco Las Tasugueras Moraza 2018

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Rioja Blanco Las Tasugueras Moraza 2018, organic wine, 100% Tempranillo fermented off the skins to make white wine. Stylish, original, unoaked yet textured white wine. A rarity in the region, white wine made from the red grape Tempranillo and it really works. The acid balance is great and the white has texture and a little more body than the Viura based wines plus slightly less bitterness. A great soft round white wine to please all palates.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Bodegas Moraza
Country Spain
Region Rioja, Spain
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Tempranillo
Terroir alluvial with clay and limestone soil, 650 metres above sea level
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Maturation 6 months in concrete vats
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 6-8 years

Janire is the 6th generation winemaker at the Moraza family bodega.

She urged her father and uncle to convert their 18 hectares to organic farming. All the wines are naturally fermented, unfiltered and using only single grape varieties to ensure true expression. They use only cement fermentation vessels for vinification and ageing. One could say these are ‘modern’ Riojas, not because of any gimmickry, but because they are fresh and un-oaked and of course utterly drinkable. Bodegas Moraza began its history six generations ago in San Vicente de la Sonsierra (Rioja Alta), at the foot of the Cantabria and Toloño Mountains in north central Spain. The area is unique for its calcareous clay soils and specific micro climate influenced by the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Cantabrian Seas with warm fresh air during winter and hot, dry summers.Janire says:'Our family’s legacy consists of our profound knowledge of the varieties of grapes we use and our awareness of the environment in which they are grown. The pride we feel for our region spurs our ambition to preserve it. At Bodegas Moraza, we respect the importance of the environment and make every effort to protect its biodiversity, avoiding herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilisers in the cultivation of our grapes. The fact that our winery is supplied solely through grapes from our own vineyards, some of which are certified as 100% organic, is another expression of our social commitment to protecting the environment.' These are delicious and fantastic value wines, made with passion and love and made to express the authentic, not international style of Rioja.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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