Region: Rioja Alta
The region of Rioja is situated in the valley of Ebro, limited to the north by the Cantabria mountain range and to the south by the Demanda range, creating a unique enclave for the production of high quality wines. The Rioja DOCa is the most well known in Spain and includes 63.593 hectares of vineyard.
The valley of Rioja owes its name to the river Ojo (rio Oja in Spanish) and is divided into three subregions:
Rioja Alavesa: influenced by an Atlantic climate with yesos and clay soil, terraces and small pagos.
Rioja Alta: mainly Atlantic climate with yesos and ferrous and aluvial clay soil.
Rioja Baja: drier and warmer climate due to the mediterranean influence. Ferrous and aluvial clay soils.
Bodegas Beronia is situated in the village of Ollauri, in the heart of Rioja Alta. The area has a number of different micro-climates depending on the orientation of the vineyard and the protection from the winds from the Ebro valley. The soils have a balanced structure of sand, sediments and clay, with low alkalinity and little organic material, making them ideal for the production of quality winesRioja’s winters are cold with snow in January, while summers are mild. The rainfall is modest and dispersed throughout the whole year (600l/m2). The climate, the protection from the Atlantic influence and the richness of the minerals from the river Ebro, make Rioja an ideal area for the cultivation vines.
A blend of 97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano.
The best grapes from the oldest Tempranillo and Graciano vineyards were carefully selected, then macerated prior to alcoholic fermentation, which took place at 28C with regular pumping over, followed by post-fermentation maceration. It spent 28 months in French oak barrels, completing its ageing with a further 36 months in bottle prior to release.
It has a deep maroon colour. On the nose it displays many different aromas, from fruit such as strawberry and blackberry to cocoa and black liquorice, with notes of cedar reminiscent of the wood in its natural environment and notes of menthol that add tremendous freshness. It delivers distinct notes of fruit and nuts on the palate, which provide structure and tannin. The wine is long, very complex, balanced and sophisticated ( Beronia Cellar )