Luberri Zuri

Regular price $22.00

Winemaker: Florentino Martínez Monje

Appellation: Rioja Alavesa, Spain

Grape Varieties: Viura, Malvasia

Luberri is located in the heart of northern Spain’s Basque Country in Rioja Alavesa, where the Monje-Amestoy family farms old-vine, estate vineyards between the key villages of Elciego and Laguardia. Luberri produces complex and layered Rioja wines from single vineyards that are lively, joyous, and simply delicious to drink.  

Zuri (which means white in Basque, the native language of the Monje family) is a fresh, mineral-driven, unoaked Rioja Blanco from traditional Rioja grapes: 80% viura & 20% malvasia that expresses the mountain vineyards of the Alavesa region. The grapes for Zuri come mainly from vineyards near the village of Elciego, planted in well-drained, sandy-calcareous clay soil. 

Zuri is crisp, but substantive, fruity, yet dry and minerally – a complete and satisfying medium-bodied white wine designed to pair well with food and remain crushable by the glass. 

Vinification – After a manual harvest, the bunches are destemmed and undergo a cold maceration before a soft pressing in a bladder press. The free-run must is then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is kept on the lees for two months with bâtonnage to extract maximum aromatic complexity.