//Bodega Classica
Bodega Classica2018-09-26T20:58:20+00:00

Project Description

Bodega Classica is located in Sonsierra, on the south side of the Toloño Mountains and inside Rioja Alta. Winner of the best value white (Rioja Blanco) and best value red (Rioja Crianza) at the annual Wines from Spain Awards under the Lopez de Haro label, Excelion is a soft-brand exclusive made  with the same wine as Lopez de Haro.

The microclimate, together with its special geographical features, makes it a perfect place for vineyards. On the one hand, the level of humidity is adequate with more rainfall in winter than any other season of the year, which is perfect for vines. Mostly moderate and some strong winds flow along the River Ebro from the southeast (solano in Spanish) or the northeast (cierzo) as well as fresh air come down the Toloño mountain range. These wind flows are key for maintaining a health vine. The grapes with which make the wines at Bodega Classica are picked from old vineyards, some of them over a century old, located in different areas of ‘Rioja’, although most of them are between 50 and 80 years old.

Harvesting manually is the most traditional picking method, and it is carried out cluster by cluster. Bodega Classica determines the moment of optimum maturation by means of analyses, and when the optimum moment has been reached, it orders its harvest. After the work in the vineyard has been finished, the grapes are taken to the bodega in small trailers. The winery itself was designed and built strategically on top of a hill so to benefit from natural climate control and it is mostly underground. The bodega has around 5,000 barrels in stock, mainly in French oak.


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