Clos Ibai ""Ellas"" is a skin-macerated wine made by Paula y Ángela Frías in Clos Ibai (Rioja Alavesa) using the native varieties Viura and Calagraño that undergo carbonic maceration with 15 days of contact with the skins. The wine is named Ellas in honor of Daniel's daughters, since they were the ones who asked him for a different wine. The vineyard from which the grapes come, called Valdesanjuan, was planted in 1940 in the Navaridas sub-zone. It is, therefore, an orange from old vines and terroir, produced with the usual precision of Clos Ibai wines.
To make wines that are drunk with joy. That is the principle of Clos Ibai, in the area of ??Baños de Ebro. But, in the area, there are very old vineyards, naturally protected, as if they were Burgundian clos, which are being lost due to lack of attention and profitability. Those clos are heritage, and Clos Ibai decides to buy them, rent them and, ultimately, give them a present and a future. They grow them organically, with the purpose of certifying them (some already are), without pretending to be a great winery. It will always be a small project. A project to bottle terroir wines, microvinifications with character and personality
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