90% Tempranillo 10% Garnacha
Hand harvested in small baskets. Pre-fermentation cold maceration for 48-72 hours followed by a control fermentation between 28 and 30 degree celsius in concrete tanks. Soft pumping over twice a day until alcoholic fermentation ends. Post fermentation maceration with skins during 14 days. Malolactic fermentation in concrete vat and French barrels. Oak barrel aging for 24 months 12 months in concrete tanks and minimum 12 months in bottle before release.
Following family tradition since 1874, Bodegas Marqués de Arviza is the third oldest winery in the Denomination of Origin Rioja. They own 45 hectares of vines which allow them to produce single vineyard wines. They rely on traditional values to elaborate wines that reflect the essence of their land. Using Tempranillo as the main grape in their wines, they are not afraid of breaking with the DO rules, to make ‘vino de autor’, looking for less oak influence and balance preserving freshness and fruit concentration in their wines. The ultimate goal being to showcase what the land and their Di Erent vineyards sites have to offer.