Viña Pomal embodies the best winemaking tradition of the Upper Rioja. Backed by a hundred years of history in premium winemaking and long-standing prestige together with the unbeatable location of the winery’s unique vineyard inside the Haro municipality.
Viña Pomal Blanco is made from the region’s traditional varietals: Viura and Malvasía. After destemming, the skins are lightly macerated (6 hours) and then pressed. The free-running must is fermented in new barrels of American and French oak (50/50) at a temperature of 15-18ºC and left 4 months in contact with the lees. Helped by gentle stirrings of the lees the wine gains in complexity and volume on the palate.
The estate is located on alluvial soils bordering the River Ebro. It is one of the first vineyards of the Rioja Designation of Origin that you see when you enter the region through the Conchas de Haro gorge. This area is at a crossroads of the Atlantic and Mediterranean climates and the vineyard is located at the climatic limit. This is where the finesse and aromatic expression of our varieties best develop.
Deep, cool alluvial soils, with abundant boulders to ensure proper ripening. Silty loam texture. Grape varieties: Viura provides the base of this wine, giving it weight and subtlety. Malvasía brings the spark, giving the wine greater freshness and fragrance.
A pale yellow with slight greyish steel hues. A rich aromatic bouquet. Notes of white fruit, citrus, and fennel with a light toastiness from aging in oak. A supple fresh and balanced mouthfeel. Pairing In matches perfectly with fish and seafood dishes but also with mild dishes such as vegetables, purées, and cheeses.
This wine is now at its optimum consumption time and will gain in complexity if kept for one more year.