A beautiful balance of fresh minerality, citrus and white blossom, alongside great depth from well-judged oak ageing. Fresh acidity, toasty spice, nuttiness and a creamy texture are the hallmarks of this wine.
Finca Allende is the brainchild of Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, one of Rioja’s ‘modernistas’. The winery is based in Briones, on the right bank of the Ebro river, in Rioja Alta. The soils in Briones are composed of red clay and gravel and the vineyards face north. Miguel’s philosophy is that wine is made in the vineyard and he seeks to express the individual qualities of each site, rather than highlight barrel ageing. Finca Allende practices sustainable viticulture without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides. Cultivation is done by hand or with the help of horses.