Altos de Rioja
Established in September 2006, this exciting â€˜boutiqueâ€™ winery in the heart of the best terroir of Rioja Alavesa is passionately led by a group of experienced professionals with impeccable credentials in the world of Spanish wine. Roberto San Ildefonso, from Finca SobreÃ±o in Toro, and Bienvenido MuÃ±oz, from Bodegas MuÃ±oz in La Mancha, with the help of flying winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua from Bordeaux, are creating a range of uniquely modern Rioja wines. They have elevated the quality of the wines through hard work and determination and have managed to balance the richness of the terroir and the traditional work in the vineyard with the latest technological advances. Each grape comes from old vines in the high-altitude villages of Laguardia, Elvillar and Cripan. The entire range of wines are aged in 80 percent French oak from Taransaud, Saury, FranÃ§ois Freres, Segin Moreau and Ana Seleccion, and 20 percent American oak from Canton.