The Castillo Clavijo range is produced by Bodegas Criadores de Rioja, a Bodegas which typifies twenty-first century Rioja in its careful balancing of tradition and innovation. The winery was established in 2000 with a view to modernise the production of Rioja wines whilst working with the scores of small, local growers to make wines that reflect the quality and history of Rioja.
Under the careful eye of young winemaker Paloma Redondo, the all-singing, all-dancing winery is a palace of stainless steel – with oak barrels being used sparingly – but the wines themselves are true to the region, and eschew the vogue for an ‘international style’.
Made from a blend of predominantly Viura, along with a dash of Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca grown around Alberite, which is located just over 7 km from Logroño. Barrel fermented with 4 months lees ageing.
Castillo Clavijo Rioja Barrel Fermented Viura barrel fermentation brings out exotic fruit, vanilla and clove flavours. It is rich and creamy but with a fresh finish
Fabulous with a vegan creamy avocado pasta, garlic prawns or grilled squid