Biurko Gorri

Rioja (Bargota)

Tempranillo Joven 2021


Biurko Gorri is focused on a brilliant unwooded Tempranillo of great typicity, and increasingly in their work with Graciano. Rare (about 2% of Rioja’s crush), and difficult (it’s an acid variety, great for blending, but often too tough to make a varietal drink.) Biurko Gorri’s crush is now about 20% Graciano, and from 2016 a brilliant varietal wine hit the stage. Organically grown fruit is fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, and has a light diatomaceous earth filtration, botted without addition of sulphur. 

Soft and mineral, with a mix of red and dark fruit in a floral register. Open and expressive, with nutty tannins and a lick of spicy acidity, it’s clearly Rioja and perfectly varietal Tempranillo. There are purple and blue berry aromas with savoury elements of dried lavender, heather, shaved nutmeg. The palate is clean, with refreshing natural acidity. Fruitfulness lengthens to a long, savoury earthen finish and the chalk soil is reflected in fine tannin.