La Rioja Alta
1890 gründeten fünf Familien die Sociedad Vinicola de La Rioja Alta. Der erste Wein, der hier entstand war die Reserva 1890, nach der die Gran Reserva 890 im heutigen Sortiment benannt ist.
- Notizen des Weinguts: „In the difficult art of creating great wines, we combine the wisdom of tradition and the state ot the art. In addition tot he century-old winery in Haro, weh ave modern facilities located in Labastida, where we make wine from our own grapes with employing the most advanced technology.
Oak is at the core oft he aging process and we therefore manufacture our own barrels (which currently number about 30.000) using compöetely artisanal methods. We import the wood from the United States and dry it in the open air fort wo years. Our coopers make every barrel in the cooperage of our hundred-year-old facilities in Haro.
Every six months , we manualy rack every barrel by the light of a candle. It is an art to enhance the development oft he wine, removing sediments in a natural way and monitoring each barrel individually.
After a stay in barrels, the wines continue aging in the bottle, where they polish their personality, rounding off and fully developing all their qualities.“