Baigorri Belus 2015
- Year 2015
D.O. Ca. Rioja
40 years old average
Time in Barrel
Time in Bottle
Minimum 4 months
Suggested temperature for serving
- Winemaker Simón Arina
Baigorri Belus is another jewel of the house. All Baigorri B70 selection knowledge and capacity is applied to this wine changing its protagonist, the grape Mazuelo, which is accompanied with some Tempranillo. A red wine of Rioja Alavesa Appellation of Origin, which comes from old vineyards with an average age of 50 years, located Samaniego town, at the foot of the Sierra Cantabria. These vineyards are worked under the criteria of sustainable agriculture and harmony with nature, with 100% manual labour.
Made mainly with Mazuelo grape with a small Tempranillo proportion. The grape was selected by hand, cluster by cluster, using selection and vibration tables. Grapes had their stems removed and without squeezing were placed into special tanks with temperature control and long fermentations were carried out at moderate temperatures in order to maintain their fruity notes. This wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months. The interesting feature of this wine is the presence of another unusual variety in Rioja Alavesa, in the same geographical frame. A wine is absolutely different from what Baigorri has accustomed us to.
- Colour Deep cherry-red wine, with a medium-high depth
- Nose Intense red fruits with great harmony and complexity, with black olives nuances.
- Palate In the mouth it’s oily, elegant and persistent in the palate.
- Food pairing Wine of great structure, strong, intense, conceived to be a good companionship to red meats and game, with sturdy dishes and robust stews, making Balus a unique and original BAIGORRI wine.