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Rioja D.O.Ca.

This large, family-owned estate in the northern foothills of the Iberian Massif (Valle de Ocón, Rioja Baja) encompasses 2,000 acres; composed of 1,360 acres of indigenous wood with a mixture of species from mountain and Mediterranean environments, 272 acres of vineyards, and 37 acres of olive groves. The remainder of the estate is dedicated to growing almonds and cereal crops.
The winery's focus in production is to seek a balance between their activity and the local environment so as to sustain or improve its vitality and biodiversity. They see the environment as not just the part related to nature, but also that related to the human beings who live and work in those surroundings.

Appellation
Rioja D.O.Ca.
Location
Ausejo
Owner
Nicolas and Sebastien
Winemaker
Ventura Lasanta and Jose Laguarda
Varieties Grown
Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Maturana Tinta, Tempranillo Blanco, Chardonnay, Malvasía & Viura
Hectares/Age of Vines
110 hectares / 18-60+ year old vines divided into 4 areas and 49 different plots
Altitude/Soil
530-750 meters / stony soils with clay, sand, silt with variable amounts of calcium depending on altitude
Farming Methods
Organic methods (not certified)