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Bodega Loli Casado

Bodega Loli Casado - 'Polus', Maceración Carbónica, Rioja Alavesa, Spain (2022)

Bodega Loli Casado - 'Polus', Maceración Carbónica, Rioja Alavesa, Spain (2022)

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Beaujolais meets Rioja - made in a ready to drink style that Riojans enjoy while waiting for the serious wines to age. An intense nose of raspberry, strawberry and fresh red cherries. With bright acidity and a long finish - this wine is so fun and juicy - perfect on its own, at parties or with just about any food.  

REGION Spain > Rioja > Rioja Alavesa
GRAPE(S) Tempranillo 89% Viura  11%
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 14%
FEATURES Organic, Vegan-Friendly

20 year old bush vines, manually harvested, as all their grapes are, then whole cluster carbonic macerated for 14 days with light treading at pressing. 

When Loli’s grandfather started the winery over a century ago, the land was also used to cultivate cereal grains alongside vines and olive groves. During the 1970’s her father, Luis, replaced some of the grains with more vines and incorporated the new growth into the existing vineyards, and expanded the wine production. Honing his craft throughout the 1980’s, Luis produced some crianza wines, a feat that elevated the small artisan winery. In the 2000’s Loli and her husband Jésus took over the reins. Loli, who grew up in the midst of all aspects of the winery, hung up her nurse's hat and worked on keeping the winery in touch with new emerging trends and the demands of the modern wine industry. The duo never sacrificed the respect for the vineyards, manual harvesting and care for the environment.

Located in Rioja Alavesa, the bodega’s vineyards are at high elevation (450-520m), generally protected from the cold north winds by the Sierra de Cantabria and are on fairly steep slopes with southern orientation. The slopes provide optimal sunlight exposure and drainage to avoid waterlogging.

The soils are varied - mostly chalky-calcareous limestone, some ferrous all with varying degrees of clay, sand and rocky compositions. As a result, the vineyards are grouped into 5 plots subdivided into 52 subplots.

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