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Bodega Loli Casado

Bodega Loli Casado - 'Polus', Viura, Blanco, Rioja Alavesa, Spain (2022)

Bodega Loli Casado - 'Polus', Viura, Blanco, Rioja Alavesa, Spain (2022)

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TASTING NOTES

A dry, crisp wine with some white flowers and tropical notes on the nose. The palate boasts classic viura structure, a nicely balanced mouthfeel with a long lingering finish with minerality.

REGION Spain > Rioja > Rioja Alavesa
GRAPE(S) Viura
VINTAGE 2022
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 12.5%
FEATURES Organic, Vegan-Friendly
SCALE Dry


Planted amongst red vines, these 70 year old bush vines on poor clay - limestone soils are meticulously maintained and manually harvested. Vinified in inert steel tank after a cold soak pre fermentation. 

When Loli’s grandfather started the winery over a century ago, the land was also used to cultivate cereal grains alongside vines and olive groves. During the 1970’s her father, Luis, replaced some of the grains with more vines and incorporated the new growth into the existing vineyards, and expanded the wine production. Honing his craft throughout the 1980’s, Luis produced some crianza wines, a feat that elevated the small artisan winery. In the 2000’s Loli and her husband Jésus took over the reins. Loli, who grew up in the midst of all aspects of the winery, hung up her nurse's hat and worked on keeping the winery in touch with new emerging trends and the demands of the modern wine industry. The duo never sacrificed the respect for the vineyards, manual harvesting and care for the environment.

Located in Rioja Alavesa, the bodega’s vineyards are at high elevation (450-520m), generally protected from the cold north winds by the Sierra de Cantabria and are on fairly steep slopes with southern orientation. The slopes provide optimal sunlight exposure and drainage to avoid waterlogging.

The soils are varied - mostly chalky-calcareous limestone, some ferrous all with varying degrees of clay, sand and rocky compositions. As a result, the vineyards are grouped into 5 plots subdivided into 52 subplots.

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