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TEMPRANILLO

Makes up 70% of the Riojan vineyard surface area. It is the variety most characteristic of Spain, which is evident in the number of names there are for this variety throughout mainland Spain: Cencibel (La Mancha), Ull de Llebre (Catalonia), Tinto Fino (Ribera del Duero), Tinta de Toro (Toro). It is the base for our reds and above all we value its excellent ability to adapt to its environment, and its capacity for ageing and improving while in the barrel. With moderate tannins and acidity, its wines are distinguished by their vivacity and elegance, especially in a climate tempered by the Atlantic, like La Rioja.

GARNACHA

The most planted red variety in the world. Originating from Spain, it has spread all over the Mediterranean. It requires exceptional soil and heat conditions at the time of maturation in order to reach its full potential, which is why it is grown in abundance in Rioja Baja. However, these same conditions are found in Uruñuela. For this reason, we produce several single-variety Garnacha wines that exhibit all the fruitiness and concentration this variety has to offer.

MAZUELO

Also known as Carignan. Together with the Graciano variety, this is one the classic wines of La Rioja. When blended, it adds tannin and acidity, which are vital for wines that are to undergo ageing. It is said that a small proportion of this variety combined with Tempranillo creates the ideal blend.

GRACIANO

A classic component of Rioja blends, which adds structure and interesting aromas. At the moment its planting is slowly on the increase. Wines made with this grape are held in very high esteem, with intense colour and high acidity. It helps to increase the ageing potential of our wines.

VIURA

This is the white Riojan grape par excellence and the main grape we grow in Patrocinio. It is also known as Macabeo, particularly in Catalonia, where it forms part of the traditional trio of Cava varieties. In our winery, it produces still, vibrant wines with subtle aromas of herbs and spices. It is the base of our whites that are fermented in the barrel, a traditional technique developed in our region.

MALVASÍA

This is the second most common Riojan grape, although much fewer Malavasía vines are planted than Viura. This variety makes up less than 1% of the Patrocinio vineyard, but we are appreciative of its fragrant notes and delicacy when blended with Viura.

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