The first wine ever in the world produced from the white Tempranillo grape, a Riojan native.
This wine is the end result of an R&D project that aims at studying this peculiar grape variety.
Tempranillo Blanco is a Riojan native yet it is a mutation from the red Tempranillo. The grape was discovered in 1988 by Jesús Galilea on one of the branches of a vine that was part of a very old red Tempranillo vineyard. The CIDA (Centre for Agriculture Research and Development) started a project with 10 vines planted with this grape variety. In 1993 Viña Ijalba decided to plant a modest experimental vineyard to study the grape in depth. In 2005 an experimental wine of 100% Tempranillo Blanco was produced. In 2015 we have been able to produce the second 100% Tempranillo Blanco and the wine has won the first price in the Eco Vino contest an international organic wine contest organized in La Rioja.
This is an organic single vineyard wine coming from Finca La Plana, Villamediana de Iregua, La Rioja.
It is a floral wine with quite exceptional fruity notes and a crispy freshness.