Badiola Rioja Vino de Pueblo Laguardia

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Badiola Rioja Vino de Pueblo Laguardia L4GD4 2018The Badiola Rioja Vino de Pueblo Laguardia is a light and perfumed red wine with delicate, floral aromas of wild strawberries and violets complemented...

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Vendor: Badiola WinesSKU: 51044N/A

Badiola Rioja Vino de Pueblo Laguardia L4GD4 2018

The Badiola Rioja Vino de Pueblo Laguardia is a light and perfumed red wine with delicate, floral aromas of wild strawberries and violets complemented by a long, mineral core.

Producer Note - Badiola, founded in 2018, is a winery based in the heart of Rioja Alavesa which offers a new perspective on Rioja wines: here the emphasis is on site, rather than ageing. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria, predominantly surrounding the villages of Villabuena, Leza, Laguardia and Baños del Ebro, with each terroir producing wines with distinctive character. The vines are extremely old and low-yielding; many were planted in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and they deliver concentrated juice with a clear identity. Vines are planted on hillsides in soils with a high percentage of limestone, a characteristic that sets Alavesa apart from the rest of Rioja, together with high altitude and vineyard age. The winemaking philosophy is to obtain very pure, fresh and well-textured wines that reflect their origin.

Vintage - The 2018 vintage in Rioja Alavesa started with fresh and wet conditions; rain and winds at flowering resulted in naturally lower yields. The cooler growing season allowed a slow and gradual ripening cycle for the Badiola vines, resulting in fresh, delicate and aromatic wines.

Vineyard - The grapes come from carefully selected parcels around the charming village of Laguardia, in Rioja Alavesa. Laguardia is situated on average at 640 metres above sea level and is open to the Ebro Valley with exposed sites. The mesoclimate here results in earlier ripening than other villages and produces approachable wines that are elegant, light and perfumed. The bush vines are planted in limestone soils and are cultivated with respect for the environment, using minimal sprays of copper and sulphur only when required. The fruit is hand-harvested in 15 kilogram boxes to preserve the quality. Current Denominación de Origen regulations in Rioja only permit the use of a village name on the label by the location of the winery (i.e. the building and not the vineyards) thus the wine from the Laguardia vineyards is marketed as L4GD4.

Winemaking - The grapes were manually sorted to maintain diversity and subtle variation in ripeness. Fermentation and malolactic conversion took place with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks and concrete vats at moderate temperatures. Gentle daily pump-overs and maceration times were tailored to each individual tank based on tastings, with the aim of obtaining balance without over-extraction. The wine was made without excessive use of new oak or oxidative ageing. 42% was matured in first and second-use French barriques of 300 litres for eight months and the balance was aged in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees. Blending and bottling took place on January 31st 2019, producing just 7,200 bottles.

Tasting Note - The Badiola Rioja Vino de Pueblo Laguardia is a light, perfumed wine with delicate floral aromas of wild strawberries and violet giving way to a juicy palate with velvety tannins and an elegant finish.

Grape: Tempranillo 100%

Winemaker: Tao Plantón

Region: Rioja

Sub region: Rioja Alavesa

Country: Spain

Alcohol: 13%

Body Value: B (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: 1.6

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic: No

Biodynamic: No

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Badiola Rioja Vino de Pueblo Laguardia

£30.00 £29.00