Fly Fishing

 

Nothing much to do with wine, but Fly Fishing is a grapecircus passion. #justsaying

 

The Catch
The Flies
The Patience

Viña Ilusión

This small estate high up in the mountains of Rioja Baja is home to fruit trees and wildlife as well as vines – a far cry from the heavily manicured rows that dominate the region.

The Wines

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Rioja

A true 'wine without makeup': energetic and juicy, brimming with bouncy pomegranate, plum, and floral aromas, hints of peppery spice and Mediterranean herbs. Generously textured and underlined by sweet, ripe tannins.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Rioja DOCa
VINTAGE: 2016
STYLE: red
GRAPES: tempranillo, garnacha, graciano
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Viña Ilusión

Founded in 1992 by husband and wife team Martín Alonso Etayo and Gloria Plaza Medina, this small estate high up in the mountains of Rioja Baja is home to fruit trees and wildlife as well as vines – a far cry from the heavily manicured rows that dominate the region. From their organically-certified parcels they craft an unoaked, youthful wine that is utter joy to drink.