12 bottles of 2017 ‘875m Finca Carbonera’ Rioja Chardonnay, El Coto, Rioja, Spain
2017 ‘875m Finca Carbonera’ Rioja Chardonnay, El Coto, Rioja, Spain (12%)
This wine is made by the estate named “Best Spanish Winery of the Year 2016” (International Wine & Spirits Competition). Not only that, it is a wine at the forefront of Rioja’s white winemaking renaissance as it is made exclusively from Rioja’s highest vineyard (at 875 m above sea level) specially planted to make world class white wines. This is a fresh style of Chardonnay with ripe citrus and apricot flavours and certainly no over-oaking. In fact, the barrels were not even toasted (as is usually the case) to ensure maximum subtlety.