Winery: Alonso & Pedrajo
Designation: D.O. Rioja
Type: Red wine
Type of grapes: 100% Tempranillo
Time of ageing: 24 moths in French oak barrels
Vineyards and elaboration
Bunches are selected on the table, destemmed and placed in concrete vats without crushing them and without corrections. Alcoholic fermentation takes place without pumping over, with only 2 or 3 light stirrings. Once fermentation is complete, skins are gently pressed in a vertical press. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 228-litre oak barrels, stirring the lees until transfering.
The Alonso & Pedrajo winery was born from a close and long friendship between two families who encouraged each other to start together the dream of making their own wine.
Theory was put into practice in 2011. They chose the land and, in October 2013, they started the first harvests.
They have not yet travelled very far, but it has been a very intense journey. They are characterised by respecting and minimal intervening cultivation and winemaking techniques, which allows them to make wines that seek to surprise with their character and originality, but without forgetting the origin of their grapes, the most western Rioja in the foothills of the Obarenes Mountains, in Villalba de Rioja.