Our vineyards are located in Rioja Alavesa, a privileged region of the D.O.Ca.Rioja for quality grape growing and quality wine making.
Our family has been in the wine business since 1970, when our grandfather began with our father marketing the first wines from their own vineyards.
We own 14 hectares of vineyards, controlled and with moderate production yields. Located between the mountain range “Sierra de Cantabria” and the river “Ebro”; the vineyards are spread around the sub-region of Rioja Alavesa and few of them in Rioja Alta, majority in Rioja Alavesa.
Our vineyards in short:
- Small sized vineyards
- Chalky-clay soils
- Bush trained
- Spur pruning
- Average age of the vineyards: > 40 years
- Average vineyard height: 480 m (a.s.l)
- Annual rainfall between 400 y 500 l/m2
- Annual average temperature: 12-13 ºC
- Annual average sun light: 2.000 h.
- Red grape variety: Tempranillo
- White grape variety: Viura
Our winery is located in Villabuena de Álava, the heart of Rioja Alavesa, a privileged region of the D.O.Ca.Rioja for quality grape growing and quality wine making.
The winery building is a typical and traditional construction of the region, built in the 80s. The winery is located in the centre of the village, between two streets at different height levels and has got 5 floor levels which allow to use the gravity for the vinification process.
- 5th level is the area for the reception of the harvested grapes (main street)
- 4th level is where the open concrete fermentation vats are located. Here the alcoholic fermentation takes place.
- 3rd level is separated in two areas: one below the fermentation vats is intended to follow the vinification process, for devatting the must. Second area is separated from the first one and is used for bottling, packaging and shipping.
- 2nd level (underground) is where the closed concreted vats are located and where the malolactic fermentation takes place.
- 1st level (underground) is where the oak barrels and the area for bottle ageing are located. There are American and French oak barrels in the winery.