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Characteristics of Suzzane
Suzzane is a red wine from the D.O.C La Rioja produced by Oxer Belastegi in Laguardia, Alava.
Oxer Bastegieta is a winemaker who began to produce Chacolí at the family winery in Kortezubi, a small Basque town close to the Urdaibai natural park. He first moved to Rioja to study a masters in oenology and viticulture, where he fell in love with the landscapes of the Rioja Alavesa. He then set up residence in Laguardia in 2009 where he began to inspect the vineyards and began to produce wines from the zone.
Suzzane is another of his wines that comes from 3 small Garnacha vineyards situated in the town of Cárdenas, close to Nájera and home to calcareous-clay soils. The vineyards used are over 105 years old, span across 2.5 hectares and have low yields of around 1000kg per hectare. The vineyards are cultivated and worked organically.
Suzzane ferments in stainless steel tanks using its own yeasts. Following this the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged in new (500litre) French oak barrels.
Serve at 15ºC
Mature cheese, Roasted red meats, Grilled red meats, Cold meat
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.