2018 Cosme Palacio Rioja Reserva Blanc

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2018 Cosme Palacio Rioja Reserva Blanc
Cosme Palacio Reserva Blanco is a white wine from Rioja produced by Bodegas Palacio.
This 100% viura from a 40-year-old vineyard on clay-limestone soil represents the rebirth of an oenological style that has been part of the winery's personality since its beginnings.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Light yellow with a hint of lemon. 

Nose

The aroma is elegant and intense. Aromas of white flowers and fruits with a spicy background.

Palate

The palate is crisp, with a creaminess of bread and butter complemented by ripe white flesh. Balanced, full-bodied, with a refreshing acidity on the finish that energises the whole. A joy to carry the aroma of the Rioja landscape.

2018 Cosme Palacio Rioja Reserva Blanc

Winemaking

With grapes from old vineyards in Viura de Rioja Alavesa, this wine recovers the classic way of making Rioja whites, which was to age them in barrels to extend their longevity. A careful process in which this white has been aged for 10 months on the lees in French oak barrels from different cooperages, to have more profiles of aromas and flavour nuances.

Producer

A man of his time, an essential figure in the political and social life of Bilbao at the end of the 19th century, in 1894 Cosme Palacio Bermejillo took over the reins of the family winery that his father founded in Laguardia in 1863 to turn it into the most advanced winery in the Rioja Alavesa. With his characteristic vision of the future and with his sights set on the main wine reference, Bordeaux, he introduced fundamental changes that laid the foundations for modern DO Ca. Rioja wine.

At the end of the 1980s, Cosme Palacio marked a before and after in the history of the wines of this land, creating a style of winemaking at the forefront of its time. Today, Cosme Palacio enjoys great international recognition for being considered the bridge between the Classic Rioja style and the Modern Rioja.

    Specifications

    Year 2018
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Viura
    Country Spain
    Alcohol content
    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
    Cellaring Potential Drink now - 2028
    Type White Wine
    Food Matches Chicken, Pork, Risotto, Turkey
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Origin Rioja
    Appellation DOCa Rioja