Luberri Orlegi 2020
Regular price $16.00
Winemaker: Florentino Martínez Monje
Appellation: Rioja Alavesa, Spain
Grape Varieties: Tempranillo, Moscatel de Alejandría
The Luberri winery is located in the village of Elciego, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa where Florentino farms 35ha of old-vine Tempranillo, along with some Viura and Malvasia. Along with his wife María José, they started their family winery in 1991. Florentino has lived and farmed in Rioja all his life, working with his father and brothers in the vineyards, learning every nuance of the terruño. He makes wines that express the truth and gastronomy of his native Basque region; wines that make people happy. He became famous for resurrecting and perfecting the traditional style of semi-carbonic, whole-cluster maceration of Tempranillo that is historic to Rioja Alavesa.
Luberri Orlegi is the reference point for traditional, light-bodied, fruit-forward wines of Rioja Alavesa. It is produced from two estate vineyards: Tempranillo from El Cuento at 415 meters and Viura from Cuatroencias at 500 meters. Orlegi combines whole-cluster fermentation and standard fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel to emphasize the fruit purity of the wine. The result is a classic, fresh and food-friendly Rioja perfect for everyday drinking.