Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Ana Escudero

Appellation

Rioja

Varieties

Graciano

Viticulture

The vines are farmed without the use of herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. They both head trained and trellished, and all dry farmed. These vineyards are 50% owned by the family and consist of Graciano, Garnacha, and Tempranillo. The oldest vineyards are up to 90 years old.

Farming

Organic

Terroir

The soils are characterized by stony alluvial deposits of the Ebro River. The vineyards are planted at 550M above sea level on the foothills of the mountains in Rioja Baja.

Vinification

The grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks and concrete vats. Malolactic occurs both in stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barriques.

Aging

The wine is aged in neutral French oak barriques and stainless steel tanks.

Distribution Area

New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

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