Plácet Valtomelloso Price € 26.60
The only white wine made by famed Spanish winemaker Alvaro Palacios at his family's Rioja property, Placet Valtomelloso is an estate-grown wine made in very limited quantities from the indigenous Spanish grape variety, Viura.
Sensory features: Plácet, meaning "pleasing," is bright gold in colour with enticing aromas of white flowers, lime, fennel root and fresh peaches. On the palate the wine is nimble and vibrant with crisp acidity and a long finish that has notes of fresh pear, white peach and magnolia flowers.
Grape variety: Viura 100%
Vineyards: Located on the slope of the Yerga Mountain, at an altitude of 1,800 feet, the Palacios Remondo vineyards are grown at some of the highest points within all of Rioja. The twenty-two year-old Viura vines are hand-harvested and grown organically, without any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. The soil is comprised of sediments that stem from the Quaternary Era, consisting of clay and a stony-calcareous subsoil that is covered in stones and has excellent drainage. Very low in organic material and with a moderated basic pH, the soil type is perfect for growing high quality fruit. Vines are narrowly spaced, pruned under a double cordon de royatstyle and never irrigated. By green harvesting and dropping close to 40% of their fruit, the Palacios Remondo team ensures that only the highest quality fruit is picked during each harvest.
Alcohol content: 13.5%