Finca Allende is the culmination of a dream that its alma mater, Miguel Ángel De Gregorio, started for real at the beginning of the 1990s and set up in Briones. Undergoing more modern methods which employ a shorter than usual ageing in oak barrels, and which reward the predominance of fruit over that of the wood, they are wines designed to show great concentration uncompromisingly and a well-defined personality that has led Finca Allende to be a present-day benchmark in La Rioja. It has benefited from a new bodega, incorporated into a 17th Century stone building, which is well worth the visit.
Pale straw-yellow colour with golden glints. Clean and bright.
Very open, initially some hints of wood. Sweet and mature notes combined with citrus, flower honey, pollen and white blossom.
Elegant, flavoursome, voluminous and fresh. Very persistent and expressive, with a long finish that recalls once again the citrus, sweet and mature notes.
Martires 2010 is the third vintage of a wine that originates from a hundred percent Viura vines planted in 1970. It has been fermented and aged in French oak barrels for eight months. The gamble has paid off convincingly and this is a wine that gives a positive boost to the Viura grape’s ability to undergo oak-ageing excellently, which has resulted in a wine about which at the moment it is too soon to say how it might turn out. It is a wine that will still need a reasonable length of time for rounding off and developing to perfection in bottle. It should undoubtedly be accompanied by dishes demanding some skill and flavour, and despite this early vintage combining some obvious youth, this white wine for cellaring is now an option to bear in mind if our patience runs out. Sole meuniere is an interesting suggestion and we could always opt for other fish with fine white meat, such as John Dory. We do not recommend decanting at the moment.
from 10 to 12º C
Riedel, Vitis Collection, Montrachet Glass.