More than 100 years of making sparkling wines are part of the Bodegas Bilbaínas team's desire to overcome new challenges. The result, the first blanc de noirs made from Grenache in La Rioja.
Golden yellow, with steel hints.
Intense and fresh. Notes of red berries as well as white fruit and citrus appear on the nose. Slightly spiced.
Fresh and friendly, well balanced. Vibrant and harmonious.
Founded in 1901 in the town of Haro’s legendary Station Quarter, Bodegas Bilbaínas is the longest-standing bottling winery in Rioja. It also has the most extensive underground cellars in the region and a greater area of vineyards than any other winery in the town: 250 hectares of high quality vines, which supply the winery with its own grapes, ensuring that they can be processed quickly without losing their qualities. Viña Pomal is its flagship brand, which embodies the Rioja Alta's best winemaking tradition. These are exceptional wines that have remained faithful to the classic style of authentic Rioja from the outset.
The time of harvesting is critical in that it will determine the balance between fruitiness and acidity.
The time of harvesting is critical in that it will determine the balance between fruitiness and acidity. The harvest was carried out with great care. The bunches were handpicked and then gently pressed when they entered the winery. The idea was to extract just a little colour and the grapes were only sent in during the mornings taking advantage of the day’s coldest temperatures.
The base wine came from a fermentation at 16 °C. It then underwent tirage and, following the procedure of the traditional method, the wines were aged on their lees inside their definitive bottles.
At Viña Pomal this aging always lasts over 18 months, making it a reserve wine.
Selected Grenache vine plots located in the cool zones of the Rioja Alta.
Selected Grenache vine plots located in the cool zones of the Rioja Alta. Average altitude of 550m and 25-30 year old vine stock. A zone with a strong Atlantic influence.
We seek out a balance between ripeness (red fruit) and the natural freshness of Grenache (acidity).