Orlegi 2016

Luberri Orlegi

Orlegi is a return to the traditional light, fruit-forward wines of Rioja Alavesa. Utilizing whole-cluster fermentation for some of the grapes and indigenous yeasts, this is a classic, young Tempranillo from Rioja for everyday drinking.

Vinification Partial carbonic maceration with whole cluster (stem included). Beginning of fermentation is intracellular, temperature-controlled at 28°C, then 8 days maceration with the skins.

Tasting Notes Plenty of bright fruit and berries, and its pronounced acidic backbone makes it dangerously drinkable.

  • Site

    El Cuento at 425m

  • Grapes

    95% Tempranillo and 5% Viura

  • Vine Age

    15-25 years

  • Soil

    Clay calcareous

  • Farming

    Lutte Raisonnée

  • Suggested Retail

    $16.00