These two old vineyards are situated at 500m altitudes in this Valley, they get increased ripening because it’s more protected than in the mountains, in Rivas de Tereso. That means more weight in the wine, with the character of the traditional Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa whilst keeping the freshness that is typical from Sierra de Toloño.
The wine is then left to ferment spontaneously with indigenous yeasts and is then aged in large oak foudres of 3000 liters for a year. They do not fine or filter the wine maintaining the philosophy of minimal intervention in the vineyard and the cellar.
Did you know people in Villabuena de Álava used to be called Raposo? This wine has the character and purity of this fantastic area. Aromas of blackberry and red cherry fruit segue into a palate that’s savory, dense and serious with the potential to age.