Vineyard: Sourced from La Revilla which was planted in 1924. The soils in this vineyard contain both limestone and clay. The higher percentage of clay soil in this vineyard produces more humidity and as a result, there is more life in the soil.
Appellation: DOCa Rioja (subregion: Rioja Alavesa)
Varieties: 90 % Viura and 10 % Malvasia
Harvest and Production: Hand harvested. The grapes are partially destemmed above 500L barrels and foot crushed. The fermentation takes place with the skin and stems and after fermentation is finished, the wine is pressed and placed in 500L used French oak barrels. The wine then rests on its lees until it is bottled 24 months later.
- Terca comes from a parcel called El Revilla in El Villar, planted in 1954 and made from Viura with 10% Malvasia. Spicy and sensitively oaked, it’s tighter and more focused that the winery’s Thousand Mils with pithy, focused acidity and refreshing palate length. 2017-22.
Selected as one of the top white wines of the year.
95 pts — Tim Atkin, Rioja Report 2017.
- This distinctive white is rich and muscular, with light tannins and orange peel acidity supporting dried pear, blanched almond, tarragon and tea flavors. A powerful version of the traditional style. Drink now through 2022. 90 cases made.
93 pts — Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, March 2017