2016 Viña Santa Marina Altara Blanco
Altara Blanco 2016
Montúa or Chelva is a variety of white grape (Vitis Vinifera). Other names with which it is known is Chelva de Cebreros, Chelva de Guareña, Mantúo, Montuo, and Villanueva. Grown in Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León, Ribera del Guadiana and Jerez appellations of origin.
Viognier is a white grape from the Rhone Valley in France. Outside of France Viognier can be found in other European countries and in the New World.
Like the chardonnay, Viognier has the potential to produce wines with body and soft character. Unlike Chardonnay, Viognier varietal has more natural aromas, among which are notes of peach, pear, violet and minerals.
Viña Santa Marina was founded in 1999. The owners, hailing from Extremadura, were convinced that Extremadura (specifically 8 kilometers outside of Merida) was the perfect location to embark on their new project. They chose a 200 hectare estate at the foot of the La Moneda mountain range where there are 80 hectares of perfectly conserved Mediterranean woods. The mountains, woods, bodega and vineyard make for a truly beautiful setting that does not go unnoticed by visitors. While the holm and cork oak trees add to the picturesqueness of the area, the 61 hectares of vineyards give it freshness, enveloping the bodega, country house and grange in a simplicity and austerity that is characteristic of Extremadura.
Varietals: 80% Montúa (Chelva), 20% Viognier
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