Luberri Orlegi Rioja 2021

By Luberri

The Luberri winery is located in the village of Elciego, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa where they farm 35ha of old- vine Tempranillo, along with some white viura and malvasia. Luberri Orlegi is a reference point for traditional, lighter-bodied, fruit-forward wines of Rioja Alavesa. Orlegi is produced from two estate vineyards: tempranillo from El Cuento at 415m and viura from Cuatroencias at 500m. Orlegi combines whole-cluster fermentation and standard fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel to emphasize the fruit. The resulting wine is classic, fresh, and food-friendly. A delicious Tempranillo from Rioja for everyday drinking! Grape clusters are put into stainless steel tanks whole, without destemming or crushing. It undergoes a partial carbonic maceration; the beginning of fermentation is intracellular. This is followed by maceration on the skins for eight to ten days while native yeasts present on the grapes complete alcoholic fermentation. Orlegi rests in tank until bottling in January.