A bright fruit-bursting Spanish white wine that emphasises vineyard over bodega. This is a modern wine that discards the hackneyed image of Rioja, everything about this wine is intentionally provocative to challenge your view on what Rioja is.
Careful. This kitty has claws.
Clean and crisp, intense yet fresh, the stone fruit, peachy notes are supported by tropical passion fruit and mango with citrus undertones and a long complex finish.
This blend of Viura (70%) and Tempranillo blanco (30%) undergoes a cold pressing and pre-maceration for several days before a temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel, with no oak used.
As you would expect, this is the perfect partner to Paella.
It is beyond doubt that Rioja is one of the foremost wine regions in the world, but that doesn’t mean there is no potential to be tapped or no new approaches to be explored. The team behind de Alto definitely believe this and have been focusing more and more on what goes on in the vineyard than the bodega.
Working with selected vineyards that have been converted and transformed into organic certified oases, the resulting wines are all about the fruit rather than winery and the ageing process. This ‘loco’ approach to the accepted Riojan wisdom has put the winery in stark contrast to the establishment and they seized their chance to create something fun, fresh and lively.
Gatito Loco was born.