The Artacho family had a deep wine tradition when in 1890 they founded Bodegas Riojanas together with Rafael Carreras. Signs of this tradition are the stone door built in 1799 to provide access to the family vineyards and is now preserved at the entrance to our winery, and very specially the prizes awarded to their wines before that foundation, as the golden of the Universal Exposition in Barcelona in 1888.
Bodegas Riojanas controls more than 300 hectares of vineyard. From the best vineyards in Cenicero, San Vicente de la Sonsierra and nearby towns. The red grape par excellence in Rioja is Tempranillo, but Bodegas Riojanas also has one of the largest areas dedicated to Mazuelo and Graciano within the Denomination, varieties that provide greater personality to their wines.
In early October, after going through the heat of summer, the harvest, which is more than simply pick grapes, is carried out. The choice of the optimum time for harvesting, the productivity of vines, sorting out the grapes intended to produce the different types of wines... All will have influence in the final quality and characteristics of the wines obtained.
The batches of grapes from old vineyards are collected in boxes, to prevent the pressure produced by the weight breaks the grapes and arrive in the best conditions at the winery. Once there, they undergo a meticulous manual selection bunch by bunch, making wines that are the greatest exponent of quality of Bodegas Riojanas.
The different plots of vineyards are situated on clay-limestone soils, of Miocene origin, suitable for producing the highest quality.
Gran Albina Reserva
Grape collection carried our in cases and manually selected on conveyor belts. Laboratory cellar with the most advanced wine-making technology, controlling the distinct stages of elaboration. New fermentation processes called ultramaceraciones.
Aged for 20 months in new oak casks. Aged in the bottle for at least 24 months before being put on the market
|Region Produced in||Cenicero - La Rioja|
|Cask||American white oak casks|
|Made with||34% Tempranillo. 33% Graciano. 33% Mazuelo|
|Bottle Ageing||24 Months|
|Tasting Notes||Special wine belonging to the new trend. Intense, cherry-red colour.|
Rich in aromas, full fruity flavour wrappe up by an excellent wood.
|Product Dimensions||31 x 7 x 7 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Bodegas Riojanas S.A.|
|Country Produced in||Spain|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||11,93|