The wines of Bodegas Bhilar showcase the characteristics of the high-altitude, cool climate vineyards of Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa. Sourcing grapes from one farmer in Elvillar, David works closely with him to adopt sustainable production by reducing yields and the number of conventional treatments in the vineyards. Under David´s guidance, he has transformed his vineyards and adopted their philosophy of sustainable viticulture, reducing the number of treatments and controlling production.
The grapes are destemmed and placed in a concrete tank where alcoholic fermentation starts naturally with the skins. After fermentation, the wine is pressed and placed in French oak barrels for 6 months.
This wine is made using 90% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca.
The wine is austere, mineral and sharp in character as often found in this area. The acidity of this high-altitude white is impressive, with 50% malolactic fermentation adding some creamy notes to the fresh, zesty, citrus and orange peel flavours.