Luberri-Monje Amestoy, DOCa Rioja Luberri 2017

Tasted 13th June 2018

A group of us were discussing carbonic maceration in Rioja while we were in a restaurant, and our guide ordered this wine to show us what it was like.  It’s a typical carbonic maceration wine.  Palish cherry-red with a hint, even, of blue; fresh, light, cherry fruit flavours.  Very slight tannin, but evident alcohol (13.5%).  Simple, but very drinkable – and includes 5% viura.  This is the wine which they would drink with pintxos – the local basque version of tapas.