Altos de Rioja Pigeage 2017

Boutique winegrower inspired by Terroir

  • Year 2017
  • Barrel Composition

    80% french oak, 20% american oak

  • Appellation

    D.O. Ca. Rioja

  • Grape variety


  • Suggested temperature for serving


  • Time in Barrel

    12 months

  • Vine Age

    > 60 years

  • Winemaker Jean – Marc Sauboua & Héctor Gómez

VAT included


72 Iberia Wine Club

Awards & accolades

Wine description

The Rioja Alavesa contains the largest heritage of the Viura variety. Not by volume but by the quality of its soils and the age of its strains. So is this wine made with viura with more than 60 years of age, which is a guarantee of low yields and therefore of greater expression both varietal and the own one of the terroir.
The term “pigeage” is a gallicism that refers to the smooth and exquisite way of extracting the juice and the most elegant nuances of the skin of the grapes.

Altos de Rioja Pigeage Blanco, responds to the Burgundian methods of fermentation in barrels and a aging with its fine lees of 12 months in the same container, with 80% French oak that gives elegance and creaminess and 20% American oak that yields the most spicy and wild character of this wood. To avoid dominating the character of the oak, different ages of use of the barrels have been used: a third of new oak, a third of 2-use barrels and the rest with 3-year-old barrels.

The color is straw with yellow iridescence with a creamy and fruity aroma very well assembled, with slight memories of infusion herbs. On the palate it is powerful, fresh, fruity and spicy with a light creamy and fatty touch.