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Bhilar Rioja Blancotext

Bhilar Rioja Blanco 2020

Rioja, SpainBodegas Bhilar is a certified organic/biodynamic boutique winery in Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa, run by husband and wife team David Sampedro and Melanie Hickman. This blends 80% viura and 20% garnacha, native fermented in concrete before resting in French casks for 6 months. Pouring a golden yellow hue, this fuller white streams along a waxen palate of goldenrod, ripe melon, ripe pear, quince, and tangerine zest, seasoned with saffron and musk and light toast. A compact white, ready for unpacking with richer creamy white risotto or braised poultry.Tasted: 10 March 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$29.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Bodegas BhilarDistributors: Cru Terroir Wines + Spirits Ltd.
Blend: Viura - Garnacha BlancaCSPC: 487442UPC: 8437016865019