Rioja Blanco Barrel Fermented 'Gran Bohedal' Bodegas Bohedal 2021

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Gran Bohedal Rioja Blanco is consistently one of the best white wines we stock. It’s loved in restaurants all over Scotland and is a thrilling match with local Scottish seafood. The Viura grapes come from 90 year old vines in a vineyard called Las Cruces which is located in Brinas. These old vines produce a wine of great concentration and finesse which is fermented separately in three different types of oak barrel – French, American and Romanian – before being blended together. The resulting wine is immensely complex and the balance between toasty coconut oak and peachy, zingy, limey, herbal fruit is world class.

Bodegas Bohedal is a small family winery based in Cuzcurrita del Río Tirón, 10 km from Haro, in the heart of La Rioja Alta. The first vines were planted by great granddad Pepe in 1917 and today his great grandchildren, Leire and Elisa, aided by their father run this superb operation. There is no delusion of grandeur at Bohedal despite the wines receiving fantastic reviews and awards. This is a family operation and there is a belief that their wines are meant to be drunk, enjoyed and loved at any time.

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