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    Aldonia

    Aldonia 100

    Spain, Rioja, Rioja

    Red

    Winery Overview

    Bodegas Aldonia originated in 2006 with the efforts of two Rioja entrepreneurs and brothers, who are the fourth generation of a family with a long tradition of vines and wines. Eager to express a new philosophy of the region rather than follow restrictions according to the Consejo Regulador for Crianza and Reserva categories, Aldonia prefers to let the fruit of the vineyards dictate the percentage of varietal composition and oak treatment best suited for each wine.The Aldonia brothers are old vine Garnacha specialists with some sites as old as 100 years. With 16 hectares of vineyards in Rioja Baja and Rioja Alta, they work with only native red and white varietals. The entire range of wines have at least 60% Garnacha, with one in particular at a full 100%. Productions are low and the wines are often aged with less oak to respect the essence of the grape.

    Vineyard

    Tudelilla, Bergasa, and Herce

    Soil

    Calcareous clay and ferrous clay soils.

    Viticulture

    Small, young, goblet-pruned, centenary grenache vines, located in various wine estates of Tudelilla and Bergasillas, at an altitude of between 620 and 880 metres above sea level with an average yield of 0.7 kg/vine. The grapes are hand-picked and selected in the third week of October in 15-kg boxes.

    Vinification

    Gently crushed grapes cold macerated for 10 days. Fermentation in open oak barrels and small stainless steel tanks at temperature of 22 to 24 degrees Celsius followed by 10-15 days of maceration on skins. Malolactic fermentation completed in new 225 and 500L French and American oak barrels.

    Aging

    12 months new and one year old French and American oak barrels.

    Scores & Ratings
    90
    Wine Enthusiast
    17
    Jancis Robinson
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