Grape(s): 80% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, and 5% Mazuelo
Localization: Rioja, Spain
The Domain: This winery is run by third-generation winegrowers. The current owner, Oscar Montaña’s, grandfather started working in wine in 1910. Vineyards range in age from 30 to 55+ years old. Fruit comes from a combination of estate-grown fruit and fruit grown under contract and winery direction from two distinct areas within Rioja Alta. All fruit is hand-harvested. The current winery was built in 1989 incorporating stainless steel tanks and refrigeration. Their cellars have storage for over 50,000 cases of wine. Sustainable farming methods. Hand-harvested into small baskets. The destemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 30 days with twice-a-day pump-overs.