Gomez Cruzado Rioja Blanco

Gomez Cruzado Rioja Blanco

A Rioja of Burgundian style, full of character and fresh acidity with appealing aromatics.


Country, Region
Spain, Rioja
Viura, Tempranillio Blanco
Food friend
Roast Chicken

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Tasting Notes

Poised, yet complex nose with notes of honeysuckle, stone fruit and gentle toasty oak. The palate is beautifully textured, with an almost exotic note, evident yet perfectly integrated oak and ripe fruit. Complex and with a long toasty, citrus finish.

In the vineyard

The Viura and Tempranillo Blanco grapes are harvested from a single plot, slightly sloping, in a high altitude area of Haro. The soil is stony alluvial - with pebbles on the surface and limestone below.

In the winery

The vines are low yielding, and harvesting is by hand into 200kg crates. The grapes are hand-sorted at the winery then lightly pressed (around half the stems are included) and spontaneous fermentation occurs. Alcoholic fermentation is in stainless steel at 16ºC, then half the wine spends 5 months in French oak (not roasted, steam bending) with its lees, and half is aged with lees in concrete. The parts are then blended and bottled.

Food Recommendations

Roast chicken and pasta dishes with creamy sauces

In the press

Mike Best MW - "It is fantastic to see Gómez Cruzado recognised for their continued and remarkable improvements in the Wine Merchant Top 100. This blend of Viura, Tempranillo and Garnacha Blanca is spontaneously fermented and aged on lees, a third spends five months in blonde toast French oak barrels. At 10% of the region's production, white Rioja offers intrigue to customers exposed to the ubiquitous red alternatives. The style should be immediately appealing to those who like fresh, but textured whites with subtle use of oak. This vintage appears particularly fresh and harmonious."


Wine Merchant Top 100 2023

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