The Tempranillo Blanco grape is a mutation from a single (red) Tempranillo vine that was found in 1988 in an old vineyard located in Murillo de Río Leza, La Rioja. The Consejo Regulador of Rioja accepted this variety as an official grape in D.O.Ca Rioja in 2007.
Ad Libitum is a white wine produced by the Juan Carlos Sacha winery in Baños del Rio Tobia. Juan Carlos Sacha is the person at the helm of the project, with 5.5 hectares of organically cultivated vineyards in the Najerilla valley (La Rioja Alta). He has been one of the driving forces behind rescuing the area’s old varieties and going back to growing wines like this Tempranillo Blanco.
The Tempranillo Blanco vineyard is 20 years old and planted on clay-lime soils. It is harvested manually into boxes and destemmed. It ferments with native yeast in stainless steel tanks at 18 ° C, where it breeds on lees for 7 months.
🌍 DOCa Rioja, Spain
🍇 100% Tempranillo Blanco
👀 Bright pale yellow.
👃 Aromas of freshly crushed spices, dried fruits, pineapple, citrus, and green apple.
👄 Vibrant acidity, glycerol-rich texture and slightly tannic, with a very long finish.