Seis 2022

Luberri Seis
Luberri Seis

Luberri Seis 2022

Luberri Seis is one of the most charming, iconic wines of Rioja, a triumph of making the difficult task of making consistently delicious wines look easy. Florentino Monje’s goal with Seis is to create a wine from tempranillo that expresses the truth and gastronomy of his native Basque region, a wine that makes people happy. Seis is a simple wine that is not simple at all. Florentino became famous for resurrecting and perfecting the traditional style of semi-carbonic, whole-cluster maceration of tempranillo that is historic to Rioja Alavesa and utilized in Seis. This style of fermentation dates back more than two hundred years in the region before the changes that came with the arrival of phylloxera and the importation of French winemaking techniques.

Vinification – For this “semi-crianza” wine, the grape clusters are put into stainless steel tanks whole, without crushing or destemming, with the beginning of fermentation being intracellular. The grapes are then pressed, and the skins are macerated while alcoholic fermentation finishes. The wine is then racked in American oak barrels, where it ages for six months before bottling.

  • Site: Las Llecas, La Mezana, and Carravalseca at 460m to 500m in Elciego village

  • Grapes: Tempranillo

  • Vine Age: Vines planted in 1984

  • Soil: Clay calcareous

  • Farming: Ecologic

  • Vinification: Fermented in whole clusters in stainless steel with native yeast

  • Aging: Six months in American oak barrels

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $24.00 (750mL)