Grape Varieties Old-vine field blends
Raiola is a special field blend from several, different old vineyards. The initial wine, composed of just red grape varieties, was whole-bunch foot trodden in a traditional stone lagar and fermented/macerated for 4 days. After that the wine was racked into 6 used french and austrian oak barrels and 1 new french oak barrel, where fermention finihsed and ageing took place for 10 months.
After these 10 months, those 7 barrels were blended with 4 barrels of pressed wine that originated
from the vinification of two old vineyards (with a field blend similar to that of Saroto
Tinto, a mixture of red and white grapes).
The final blend brings together the intensity and structure of the red grapes vinified on their own with the elegance, freshness and lightness of the natural field blend of the old vineyards of the Arribas area.