Straw yellow with a steely rim with slightly greenish tones. Nose dominated by notes of citrus, stone fruits, melon, notes of jasmine, fennel and herbs. On the palate it has volume, but still fresh and light, with good acidity. Hints of apricot, melon and grapefruit with a touch of honey. Tasty, balanced and fresh.
Producer Information: Bodegas Urbina
Bodegas Benito Urbina is a family-owned Single Estate winery situated in Cuzcurrita de Río Tirón, on the north-western edge of Rioja Alta. It is an area that produces wines with a great capacity for ageing, and is therefore excellent for the production of Reservas and Gran Reservas.
Urbina produced wine only with grapes from their own vineyards of over 75 hectares (65 of Tempranillo, and 10 of Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura). They use only organic fertilizers to maintain the richness and structure of the soil, which contributes to the fruit that characterizes Urbina wines. In the winery, native yeasts used that give the wine a distinct character and unique personality.
The family focuses mostly on red wine production, though white wine is also produced in small amounts. Close to 400000 bottles of the red (Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva) and about 50000 bottles of the Blanco and Rosado wines are produced here annually. Urbina are very particular about releasing wines only when they are ready to drink and fully mature - even their Crianzas are often released nearly a decade after vintage.