Ederra Selección Especial is a wine made from Viura, the most-renowned white grape variety in the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin. An un-oaked white wine that completes the Ederra range, a historic brand from Bodegas Bilbainas since 1902.
Pale yellow colour with bright and lively greenish highlights.
High aromatic intensity. Notes of citrus peel, fennel and orchard fruits.
Smooth and enjoyable on the palate, with broadness on the attack and long-lasting freshness on the finish.
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.
Ederra Selección Especial is made using the white Viura variety.
The harvest took place during the first few weeks of September, once the optimum balance had been achieved between ripeness and total acidity. The harvest took place in the early morning, seeking freshness and minimising the time taken to arrive at the winery, with the aim of maintaining fruit and aromatic expression. Once the grapes had arrived at the winery, and after gentle maceration in the press, natural static settling was carried out, after which alcoholic fermentation took place at 14ºC to maintain freshness and liveliness in the wine. After the first racking, the wine rested in the tank for 3 months before bottling.
A demanding vintage in terms of weather, with hail at the end of April
and fluctuating temperatures in spring and summer.
The vine's ripening stages were brought forward and shortened. The mild winter led to early budding. The higher temperatures in summer brought forward the dates of ripeness and harvest. The temperatures that occurred, along with the rainfall that was registered during the spring, primarily in the month of April, enabled the plants to
bud well, around 8 days ahead of historic dates, reaching flowering around 7 days ahead of the average. In terms of precipitation, the amount of water that fell over this growing season was above average. It should be noted that the months of January and
February were particularly dry, in particular the month of February, when it hardly rained at all. However, the months of November, December, March and April saw more rainfall than on average. In particular, during the month of April, between two and three times as much rainfall fell as on average (the greatest amounts seen in the areas where there were severe storms.)