Young Gonzalo is making waves in Rioja with his unusual and very, very delicious wines.
This is one of our director's (Charlie) favourite white Riojas (aside from the iconic whites of Lopez de Heredia). Part of the wine is aged under flor (a layer of yeast that sits on top of the wine, most famously used in Sherry production) which changes the flavour profile considerably. There's very little in the way of citrus fruit flavours, rather a waxy, almost tropical note with a glorious texture holding it all together.
Unusual, yes. Delicious, absolutely.