Clos Ibai, 2018 Blanco, Rioja
$199.20/ 6-bottle case
Sweet mandarin, chalky minerals and acacia, showing a real sense of terroir on the palate along with a fine and complex spectrum of fruit. 90% Viura, 5% Grenache Blanc, 5% Malvasia. Only a minuscule 800 bottles of this wine were produced.
92 points - Decanter World Wine Awards, 2019
About the producer
Clos Ibai is a project dedicated to rescuing the precious ancient vines of Rioja that are falling into disrepair. These rare old plots around Baños de Ebro are some of Spain's most unique viticultural resources. As the owners are ageing, the vineyards are failing. That's where Daniel Frias & Xabier Kamio step in. They are saving these old vines as well as planting their own vineyards in an effort to secure the legacy of this great wine-producing region.