Biga Rioja Crianza 2019

Luberri Biga
Luberri Biga

Luberri Biga Rioja Crianza 2019

What is Biga, you ask? Biga is the number two in Basque and the name of the second wine Luberri founder Florentino Monje makes in his line, Luberri Crianza. It also happens to be one of his most popular wines, a wine of which we have yet to find anyone who is not a fan. Luberri Biga is complex and layered, fun, lively, and simply delicious-to-drink wine made from the indigenous tempranillo grape. Biga captures the spirit of the wines of Luberri, Rioja wines to drink for pure pleasure at the table. Biga is made from estate-owned tempranillo vineyards located around the town of Elciego at 520m, grown in clay-calcareous soils in Rioja Alavesa.

Vinification – A first grape selection is made in the vineyard during harvest, and another in the cellar as the grapes come in. The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 28°C, with a maceration of ten days. The wine is then racked into French and American oak barrels for 12 months of aging.

  • Site: Paso Coxera at 520m

  • Grapes: Tempranillo

  • Vine Age: Vines planted in 1989

  • Soil: Clay calcareous

  • Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel

  • Aging: 12 months in French and American oak barrels

  • Farming: Ecologic

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $29.00 (750mL)