La Bicicleta Voladora Aged Red 2017

£ 62.50

(price per bottle £10.42)

General information

Buy this exceptional red createdby a lover of artisanal techniques and natural wines. A return to the originsof winemaking.

It was quite achallenge for Germán, a lover of Atlantic wines, to producea fresh-tastingwine in an area like Rioja Baja with a Mediterranean climate. To do so he revivedan old Riojan tradition of including a considerable proportion of white grapes in the blend.La Bicicleta Voladora 2017is made from Tempranillo with 10% of white Viura grapes. This delicious artisanal wine has been aged in an absolutely oddway that also goes back to past practices: 6 months in concrete tanks, amphoras and egg-shaped Flextank wine tanks. It is lively, fruity, supple and easy to drink.

Think the opposite of concepts like technology and mechanisation and you will have an idea ofthewinemaking philosophy of Germán R. Blanco, who advocates a return to the methods used by pastgenerations of artisanal grapegrowers. Traditional, organic and sustainable grape growing and minimal intervention in the winery are the mainstays of his work in each of the regions where he creates ‘micro-wines’–pieces of landscape in a bottle. La Bicicleta Voladora started out in 2015 in Rioja Baja, a subzone naturally endowed with ideal conditions for creating organic wines.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Aged Red

Winery: Lively Wines – Germán R. Blanco

Wine Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja

Grape varieties: 90% Tempranillo 10% Viura

Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.

Total acidity: 5,7 g/l

PH 3,37

Bottling date: April 2018

Volatile Acidity: 0,41 g/l

Residual sugar: 2,4 g/l

Bottle size: 75Cl

Best before: till 2021.

Serving Temperature: at 16-17ºC.