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 DOC 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.
The wine is produced following a selection of the best grapes from the oldest vineyards. The grapes undergo prefermentative maceration followed by a slow and controlled fermentation with periodic pumping to extract colour and aromas. Following this the wine is aged in mixed oak barrels of American staves and French tops for 20 months to allow a paused and harmonic evolution. The American oak gives a sweet character of vanilla and coconut while the French oak gives spice, making for the perfect balance. This Reserva was bottled in December 2015 and will age in bottle for a minimum of 18 months before being released to the market.