Ivan & Mario Santos
Mario and Ivan Santos
Grenache, Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
Tudelilla, Bergasa, and Herce
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.