1808 Temperamento Natural - DOCa Rioja
In southern Basque Country, surrounded by vineyards and small lakes, the medieval town of Laguardia rises on a fortified hill. Cars are not allowed in the town as it riddled with two hundred caves underneath the surface where, even nowadays, some of the best wines of Rioja Alavesa are kept
In one of these caves, six meters below the surface, the Martínez family began their wine enterprise in the 16th century. From the 19th century onwards, Perfecto Martínez starts a new project which, over five generations, has managed to respect tradition and which keeps on producing wines representative of their environment as an identity sign.
1808 is a wine made with a selection of Tempranillo grapes from the area, grown with environmentally sustainable techniques respectful with the surroundings. Grapes are fermented with their own yeast thus completing the malolactic fermentation in contact with its own lees.
The wine is kept in Bordeaux casks made of American oak made by the most renowned barrel makers in the area.
1808 Temperamento Natural are balanced wines full of subtle, delicate, vaporous nuances. Wines of passion with taste of earth. And of the sky. Wines with personality, with temper and, why not, with a little bit of craziness.
This winery is actively looking for partners in Switzerland, Poland and Denmark.