Viña Pomal Garnacha Blanca is part of a collection of Bodegas Bilbaínas single varietal wines: Viña Pomal Vinos Singulares. The grape variety adapts well to dry climates, with a medium-length ripening cycle. It has a fresh expression of white flowers and stone fruit with added complexity from aging in French oak foudres. Limited production.
Bright, pale straw-yellow with green hues.
Dynamic nose with a quick aromatic expression. White flowers, apples and apricots. Elegant and fresh.
Long in the mouth with an intense aftertaste. Nutty notes (almonds and hazelnuts) make their appearance on the finish. Vibrant, fresh and mineral.
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.
Limited edition of 1,200 bottles.
After a manual harvest carried out in the early morning hours, the clusters arrived at the winery in perfect condition. Cold pressing in a vertical press. The resulting must underwent static settling at a low temperature in order to ferment the cleanest possible fraction. Alcoholic fermentation took place at a low temperature (14 °C/57 °F) in concrete tanks, where, once finished, the wine is kept on the lees for at least 4 months. The wine is then transferred to French oak foudres for a further 4 months’ aging before bottling.
Sustainable project involving spontaneous vegetation and dryland vineyards.
Garnacha Blanca grapes for this wine come from our Viña Pomal estate, located near Haro’s Station District. Part of a sustainable project involving spontaneous vegetation, dryland vineyards and colonies of birds of prey.
Vintage rating: Excellent.
The 2019 vintage in the DOCa Rioja had a moderate volume, with less compact bunches and smaller grapes, all of which is key to ensuring the utmost quality. The grapes’ outstanding condition, made possible by the extraordinary weather conditions throughout the harvest and especially throughout the month of October, made this vintage truly exceptional. Good canopy development was key to achieve these results. There were no major weather setbacks, making it possible to schedule the harvest at the optimum time. The rains came at just the right time and the plants remained in extraordinary condition throughout the year, allowing us to obtain balanced wines with great aromatic intensity and very good colour extraction. Outstanding balance between pH, acidity and alcohol despite the fact that, at the end of the harvest, high temperatures accelerated ripening and the alcoholic strength rose a little.