Vineyard : A west-facing vineyard located in the village of Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa, perched atop a hill at 2,100 feet (646 meters). A 2.9 ha parcel of white chalky limestone soil planted in 1967. This plot has been undergoing biodynamic conversion since its purchase in 2015.
Appellation : DOCa Rioja (sub-region: Rioja Alavesa)
Varieties : 94% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano.
Harvest and Production : Hand-harvested in 10 kg cases following a rigorous selection in the vineyard. Full clusters are fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine is pressed and matured in 500-liter French oak barrels for one year.
Bodegas Bhilar - Phinca Hapa Tinto
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